Pro-Lifers Upset Boston College Hosts Ireland Leader Pushing Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 7, 2013   |   11:20AM   |   Boston, MA

A pro-life student group is upset that Catholic Boston College is hosting the Prime Minister of Ireland at a time when the nation faces a government bill that would okay some abortions.

Students for Life of America is galvanizing pro-lifers against Ireland’s first pro-abortion Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s planned address to Boston College graduates. It has launched a web site,, to gather supporters to protest the speech.

“Make no mistake about it: Prime Minister Enda Kenny supports allowing abortion, on-demand, in Ireland. But, before he makes abortion legal in Ireland for the first time, Kenny has been invited by Catholic leaders in America to speak at Boston College’s commencement ceremonies and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree,” SFLA said in an email to LifeNews. “For any college to honor the man who would usher in the mass death of Irish preborn children is simply unconscionable.”

Students for Life is calling on all pro-lifers to send a personal message on the new website to Boston College President, Rev. William Leahy, expressing outrage about Prime Minister Enda Kenny representing the school at graduation and demanding the invitation be rescinded.

Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins explains why it is so important for people to speak out:



“I find it incomprehensible that Boston College, a Catholic university, will honor Prime Minister Kenny while knowing he is advocating for legal abortion in Ireland. Legalized abortion here in America has led to the deaths of over 55 million preborn baby girls and boys, the victimization of millions of women, and the crumbling of families. After our painful experience for the past 40 years, we know what legal abortion will do to Ireland.

“As Catholics, Christians, and pro-lifers of all faiths, the time is now to stand in solidarity with the innocent pre-born, oppose Prime Minister Kenny, and demand he stop promoting the grave moral evil of abortion in Ireland. Boston College must hold true to its Catholic mission and immediately revoke their invitation to Prime Minister Kenny to speak at their commencement ceremony. Now is the time to send the message that abortion will not be tolerated by the Boston College family, the Catholic Church, and millions of Americans nationwide.”