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Wendy Davis, 'heroine' of abortion lobby, speaks at Notre Dame

April 06, 2016

Wendy Davis, the former Texas state legislator who gained national fame by filibustering pro-life legislation, spoke to an audience at the University of Notre Dame on April 4.

The Department of Gender Studies, which sponsored the appearance, described Davis as "a modern-day Texas heroine."

The Cardinal Newman Society, in noting the Davis appearance, pointed out that she visited Notre Dame on the day when the Church celebrated the Annunciation.


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  • Posted by: garedawg - Apr. 07, 2016 11:01 AM ET USA

    Often at a university a person will be invited to give a talk in a strictly academic setting so that the audience can learn something, even if it's a different viewpoint. So, I could see inviting Peter Singer to give a seminar at a graduate philosophy seminar. On the other hand, one would want to avoid "honoring" such a person, so giving Vice President Biden an award was probably a bad move. Which side of the line does Wendy Davis's appearance fall on?

  • Posted by: unum - Apr. 07, 2016 9:47 AM ET USA

    "Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is widely recognized as a passionate advocate for 'women’s healthcare' ." That Notre Dame has no problem allowing such shameless promotion for "women's healthcare" for the killing of innocent children by abortion shows the corruption of this once Catholic institution. That the U.S. Church continues to tolerate its acceptance as a "Catholic" institution is an affront to God and to practicing Catholics everywhere!

  • Posted by: rjbennett1294 - Apr. 07, 2016 6:49 AM ET USA

    Incredibly sad. Notre Dame was once a great Catholic university.