Catholic Mercyhurst College Jeered for Hosting Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Rally

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 31, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 31
, 2008

Erie, PA ( — Pennsylvania pro-life advocates are jeering Catholic Mercyhurst College for agreeing to host a rally for pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. The college could be making itself a target of a speech Pope Benedict XVI plans to give about upholding Catholic values when he comes to the United States in April.

St. Norbert’s College in Wisconsin and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas have already upset pro-life Catholics by hosting Clinton campaign events earlier this year.

Tim Broderick, the head of People for Life, tells he will be joined by dozens of pro-life advocates to protest the event.

"We will, among other things, be organizing a protest demonstration. I hope to mobilize 100 – 200 people for the demonstration," he said.

Broderick said Clinton’s appearance at Mercyhurst College will "mislead the general public about Hillary and Bill Clinton’s extreme commitment to actively promoting abortion in America and around the world."

He said it would also "mislead the public in general and Catholics in particular about the Catholic Church’s very cogent recognition that abortion is precisely the murder of an innocent human being."

Broderick is calling on Catholics to contact Mercyhurst College officials and complain about the Tuesday event.

This isn’t the first time a Catholic college has given one of the pro-abortion candidates a platform to promote themselves.

The Clinton campaign rally comes after Villanova University hosted Michelle Obama earlier this month. In January, Senator Obama appeared at a huge rally on the campus on Saint Peter’s College, a Jesuit institution in Jersey City, New Jersey.

ACTION: Please send your complaints to: Dr. Thomas J. Gamble, President of Mercyhurst College, phone: (814) 824-2311, fax: (814) 824-3333 or e-mail: [email protected]

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