Catholic College Speaker a Peace Activist Who Advocated “Beating” Abortion Opponents

State   |   Matthew Archbold   |   Jan 7, 2014   |   1:21PM   |   Dayton, OH

The University of Dayton will be hosting a pro-abortion rights and pro-contraception Nobel Peace Prize winner who ironically advocated “beating men left and right” if they opposed abortion.

According to its website,the Marianist University will host Leymah Gbowee, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for leading a women’s peace movement that helped end a civil war in Liberia. She has been invited by the Office of the Provost and the UD Speaker Series to deliver the keynote speech at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration on January 21, the day prior to the annual March for Life protesting the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.

Since 2011, however, Gbowee has advocated contraception access and abortion.

“I am honored to join the global chorus of voices with Melinda Gates and family planning advocates around the world to change the conversation on contraception,” she recently wrote. “If you talk about the empowerment of women without looking at their reproductive rights – including their ability to plan for when or whether they will have a child, you will not empower women or girls.”

Last year, Gbowee drew raucous cheers at the Women in the World summit by telling the crowd, “It’s time for women to stop being politely angry” about access to contraception and abortion, according to video at The Daily Beast. “Why are these women not angry and beating men left andright?” she asked.



She said men aren’t qualified to dictate women’s reproductive rights, and if they do, “you should be able to deal with them.”

LifeNews Note: Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report. Catholic Education Daily is an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society, where this originally appeared.