Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Unacceptable: Notre Dame website has links to pro-abortion “internship opportunities”

Stop abortion

The University of Notre Dame – a Catholic institution – has live links to several pro-abortion organizations on its website. These links are listed under the title “summer internship opportunities” on the page of the Political Science Department of Notre Dame. The pro-abortion organizations listed are:

  • Center for American Progress
  • Emily’s List
  • Feminist Majority Foundation
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Institute for Women's Policy Research
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • Think Progress
  • United Nations Population Fund

SIGN THIS E-PROTEST to get the links removed

Your instant protest message will go directly to the president of Notre Dame, Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., urging him to remove every pro-abortion organization from the list of “summer internship opportunities” now listed on webpage of the university’s Department of Political Science.

“It’s scandalous for a Catholic university to post links on its website to groups that promote abortion,” said Tradition Family Property Student Action Director, John Ritchie.

Now let’s check the sources.

The Feminist Majority Foundation’s stated mission, for example, is to support “Safe, legal and accessible abortion, contraception, and family planning, including Medicaid funding and access for minors.”  The promotion of abortion and homosexual vice seem to go hand in hand, as this foundation also “supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights,” its web site states.

In addition to its pro-abortion stance, Think Progress recently criticized Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, for defending traditional marriage.

The National Women’s Law Center’s public priorities include “Protecting a woman's right to decide to have an abortion; expanding access to affordable birth control, including emergency contraception; investing in comprehensive sex education and ending federal funding for abstinence-only programs…”

Ashland Johnson, a writer for the National Women’s Law Center, states:  “It’s no secret the anniversary of Roe v. Wade holds a special place in the hearts of women’s rights advocates. But this anniversary has special meaning for advocates in other equality movements that have directly benefited from the principles set forth in Roe. This is especially true for those of us who advocate for the full recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights.”

EMILY’s List, according to its web site, “is dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office.”  Since 1985, EMILY’s List claims to have raised more than 86 million dollars to support left-wing, pro-abortion politicians. reports:  “The liberal group Human Rights Watch, which advocates for ‘gay rights’ causes but also actively promotes abortion, will soon be a recipient of $100 million from left-wing activist George Soros. The billionaire announced yesterday he is donating the money so HRW can expand its efforts globally.”

The United Nations Population Fund, another pro-abortion organization, addresses what it calls “unintended pregnancies.” 

According to, the United Nations Population Fund “has been accused of supporting and working in concert with Chinese family planning officials… the Chinese population control program has relied on forced abortions, involuntary sterilizations and other human rights abuses to enforce its rule that most couples may have no more than one child.”

Can you help TFP Student Action ramp up this protest?

Please sign your instant protest today – right now – here

To give this peaceful effort more impact, please forward this message to all your pro-life friends (or even your entire address book).  You don’t need to be a student to participate.

Contact information (please be firm yet polite):

The University of Notre Dame
Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574.631.3903


Leave a protest message directly on Notre Dame's web site here

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