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Notre Dame board member resigns; faced criticism for donations to pro-abortion group

June 08, 2011

A Chicago hedge-fund executive has resigned from the board of directors of the University of Notre Dame, after a controversy erupted over her donations to a pro-abortion group.

Roxanne Martino, whose appointment to the board had triggered heavy criticism of Notre Dame, said that she was stepping down because “the current controversy just doesn’t allow me to be effective.”

Richard Notebaert, the chairman of the Notre Dame board, had answered criticism with the improbable argument that Martino was not aware that the group she supported, Emily’s List, favored political candidates who support abortion. Martino had given $25,000 to Emily’s List, which advertises itself as “a national organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office.”

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  • Posted by: impossible - Jun. 11, 2011 12:17 PM ET USA

    Apparently she has more sense than Notre Dame University.

  • Posted by: phineas - Jun. 08, 2011 7:14 PM ET USA

    Lucifer is not called the Father of Lies for nothing. Pilate said: What is truth? Jesus said: I am the Truth. "I did not have sex with that woman one time," said one liar. "I did not send the photograph to that woman," said another liar the other day. "It was not known that Emily's List was a pro-abortion organization," was another lie put forward by a couple of individuals recently, trying to represent Our Lady's University. Jesus is the Truth; all lies directly oppose Him.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 08, 2011 7:02 PM ET USA

    Here's another situation in which there are only two possibilities: either she is incompetent, or she is a liar. In any case, is there any situation in which one would want her as a financial advisor?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 08, 2011 6:15 PM ET USA

    It appears that lies go along with attempts to undermine Catholic institutions....