Dawn Eden offers for public view a campus announcement that was sent to her by a “university insider”:
Sent: Wed 5/20/2009 8:05 AM
Subject: Faith and Reproductive Justice
The Institute of Public Service invites you to join a thoughtful conversation about how people of different faiths and backgrounds perceive reproductive justice. The discussion will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, in Bannan Auditorium (room 102).
Vincent Lachina- state chaplain, Planned Parenthood
Amy Johnson- professional life and parent coach, UCC
Yohanna Kinberg- rabbi, Temple B’nai Torah
Dan Dombrowski- professor of philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
Jodi O’Brien- professor and chair of sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
“…The decisions we make about our reproductive and sexual lives, but most especially, the decision to have a child, are among the most important decisions that we, as human beings, can make. Having a child is a precious responsibility that changes our lives forever. The privileged in this world, for the most part, have unfettered access to the reproductive health and education services to decide for themselves when and whether to bear or raise a child. The poor and disadvantaged do not. Thus, the struggle for reproductive justice is inextricably bound up with the effort to secure a more just society. Accordingly, those who would labor to achieve economic and social justice are called upon to join in the effort to achieve reproductive justice and, thereby, help realize the sacred vision of a truly just society for all.”
– Clergymen for Reproductive Justice
“Reproductive justice is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and protection of women’s human rights.”
– Loretta Ross
Mark Shea notes that all of the participants on this panel are pro-abortion. So, what’s the big deal, you say. State universities do this kind of thing all the time. Well, here’s the punchline: this comes from the University of Seattle, a Jesuit institution.
Makes Notre Dame’s honoring of Barack Obama look kind of tame, doesn’t it?