Catholic College Has Speaker Who Thanked God for Abortion
by Steven Ertelt | St. Louis, MO | LifeNews.com | 2/8/13 1:21 PM
Saint Louis University is the subject of controversy today after it allowed a pro-abortion speaker on campus last night. MSNBC TV host Touré Neblett spoke last night in the Carlo Auditorium of Tegeler Hall on “How Racism Functions Today and Ways to Deal with it to Get Success.”
“Without question, one of Saint Louis University’s greatest strengths is our diversity,” said University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J. “Here at SLU, people of diverse beliefs, diverse backgrounds and diverse faiths come together to learn, to live and to lead.”
But pro-life advocates are alarmed because, on January 25, Toure’ gave a commentary on the MSNBC program The Cycle about how he and his girlfriend had an abortion, saying that the “choice saved my life.” He added that he thanked God for abortion.
“I cannot imagine arguing against a woman’s right to control her own body, and thus her life,” said Neblett.
The Gateway Pundit reports that pro-life advocates protested the event.
Move On Up was there to bring attention to the University’s decision to have an ardent abortion supporter give Black history remarks at one of the leading Jesuit universities in the country. But most of all to bring attention to the larger issue of abortion and its devastating effects on the black community these last 40 years.
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The rally was quite successful with about 60 -70 people marching outside and another group inside for audience participation.
I attended the last 30-40 minutes of the conference, and felt like I was in the twilight zone of liberal madness.
ACTION: Contact the University at http://www.slu.edu/x436.xml to complain.