While dedicated pro-lifers work to save babies, St. Norbert College will be doing something oddly different: welcoming radical pro-abortionist Gloria Steinem to speak on campus. The talk is scheduled next semester on April 21, 2015, according to a news release issued by the college.
Given that St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin is a Catholic institution, the invitation is causing confusion and scandal. Pro-life students and alumni are deeply troubled by the decision which, if not canceled, will give a Catholic platform to a notorious activist who publicly promotes the killing of innocent children.
Gloria Steinem and abortion: In a 2011 interview with Abortion Review, she boasted about her own abortion at age 22, saying: “…it felt positive.”
“It [abortion] is supposed to make us a bad person. But I must say, I never felt that. I used to sit and try and figure out how old the child would be, trying to make myself feel guilty. But I never could! I think the person who said: ‘Honey, if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament’ was right.”
On another occasion, speaking at a pro-abortion fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, Steinem said: “There is no organization in this country or the world that is more important than Planned Parenthood.”
(NJ.com, Sept. 17, 2011)
More recently, she stated: “Approximately one in three women in this country needs an abortion at some time in her life. It should be a part of reproductive rights.”
(The Washington Post, Nov. 19, 2013)
Help Cancel Gloria Steinem’s Talk
TFP Student Action invites you and all its readers to call for the immediate cancellation of Gloria Steinem’s talk at St. Norbert College. The Culture of Death must not be promoted on any Catholic campus. Nor should any pro-abortion activists be given a platform to spread falsehood and further undermine the precious moral teaching of the Holy Catholic Church.
This issue is not about academic freedom.
This issue is all about being faithful to God. About being true to our baptismal vows. About having the moral courage to reverse one of the worst scourges that ever hit American society: 55 million surgical abortions, 55 million mortal sins, 55 million innocent lives snuffed out in the name of “choice.”
The unborn depend on you and your voice. Stand up for the truth.
Contact information (be polite yet firm)
Mr. Thomas Kunkel
President, St. Norbert College
1527 Fox Ridge Court
De Pere, WI 54115
Office: (920) 403-3165
Home: (920) 632-7485
LifeNews.com Note: John Ritchie is the director of TFP Student Action, a project of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.