Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to speak at US’s oldest Catholic university
UPDATE 03/08/16: We’ve received news that The Archdiocese of Washington released a passionate statement condemning The Lecture Fund at Georgetown’s decision to host Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. You can read their statement by following this link: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/Portals/0/News%20Docs/Statement-Georgetown%20FINAL%202(03.07.16).pdf.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has been invited to speak on campus at Georgetown University in April. Sign this petition asking the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to oppose Georgetown’s invitation.
Georgetown shouldn't give the President of the nation's largest abortion provider an unopposed platform, while remaining silent about the part Cecile Richards plays in the genocide of the unborn. Would Georgetown allow other unrepentant human rights abusers to address their students without opposition? Can you imagine the uproar if Georgetown hosted genocidal leaders like Yugoslavia's Slobodan Milošević or Sudan's Omar al-Bashir to speak on campus?
Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society (a non-profit dedicated to the true tenets of a Catholic education) argues that "this is the latest in a long history of scandal at Georgetown University."
Reilly goes on, "Disguised as an academic event, this is nothing more than a platform for abortion advocacy at a Catholic university and under the nose of the Catholic bishops, featuring a wicked woman who defends the sale of baby body parts and is responsible for the deaths of millions of aborted children.”
Cecile Richards should not be invited to freely discuss her dangerous ideas at a Catholic university sanctioned event.
As Cardinal Napier of South Africa explained on twitter, “If there's a crisis in the Catholic Church today, it's the disjuncture between the imperative to live & teach the Gospel & the obsession to be fair & broadminded on moral & critical life issues. Georgetown's hosting Cecile Richards is an obvious case!”
Please sign this petition asking the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to soundly denounce this event. Georgetown University should not be allowed to call themselves a Catholic university as they repeatedly fail to support key tenets of the Catholic Church.
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