‘Pro-choice’ former surgeon general to lead Catholic college’s school of public health
Catholic World News - October 02, 2013
Regina Benjamin, who served as surgeon general of the United States from November 2009 until July 2013, has been named the NOLA.com/Times-Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences at Xavier University in Louisiana, according to a Catholic News Service report.
In 2009, a White House press spokesman said that Benjamin “supports the president's position on reproductive health issues,” and a McClatchy Newspapers headline characterized her views as “pro-choice.”
Benjamin, who will lead the university’s new Department of Public Health Sciences, is a Xavier alumna.
“She’s not just good -- she's fulfilling St. Katharine Drexel’s mission,” said Sister Grace Mary Flickinger, a Xavier professor who taught Benjamin. “I’m sure St. Katharine Drexel is smiling down on a young woman who is living the mission of Xavier University.”
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Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Oct. 03, 2013 4:24 AM ET USA
It's hard to believe there were no qualified candidates who respect life.
Posted by: ZIP5DO@aol.com -
Oct. 02, 2013 8:14 PM ET USA
It is amazing how we can lie to ourselves just to fill a slot with a government crony. Just because she was the surgeon general does not make her the best doctor who also understands the mission of the school. I doubt St. Katherine Drexel is smiling and it is an abomination to say she would smile on a person who is pro-abortion.
Posted by: Defender -
Oct. 02, 2013 8:59 AM ET USA
Why would a sister think that a saint would be smiling down on a pro-abortion school leader? For that matter, this is the mission of the university? Anyone see something wrong here?