Catholic Loyola University Invites Speaker Who Thanked God for Abortion

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Jan 20, 2015   |   7:15PM   |   Chicago, IL

In 2013, MSNBC host Touré Neblett, garnered criticism from pro-life advocates after thanking God for abortion in what he called an “abortion rant” on his show “The Cycle.” He said, “I thank God and country” that abortion was there when he wanted it. Then he mentioned that abortion “saved” him from an awkward relationship with an old-girlfriend.

toureneblettHe continued, “I cannot imagine arguing against a woman’s right to control her own body, and thus her life. I pray that safety net [of abortion] remains in place. People who have children when they’re prepared leads to stronger children, stronger families, and thus stronger adults and a stronger America.”

If those comments aren’t enough to convince you that he’s an abortion advocate, prior to the 2012 election, he tweeted, “Girls, get your abortions NOW in case the Republicans win.”

However, Touré’s radical support for abortion-on-demand doesn’t seem to be a problem for administrators at Loyola University in Chicago. In fact, the Jesuit institution has invited Touré to speak on January 21st at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.  His speech is titled, “How Racism Functions Today,” and Loyola’s Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring the event.

Unfortunately, one of the way racism functions today is through abortion, but I bet Touré won’t be mentioning that in his speech.

As LifeNews previously reported, the latest report from the Center for Disease Control reveals that out of the ten states where the most abortions occurred, 60.48% of the babies killed were African American and Hispanic. Tragically, since 1973 over 13 million black babies have been lost because of abortion, and out of the approximately 4000 abortions that are performed daily in the United States, 1452 of them are performed on African American women and their unborn children.

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So the question is, why is a Catholic institution inviting an openly pro-abortion advocate to their school? Loyola University clearly states on their website that they “are stewards of their Catholic tradition and unique Ignatian heritage;” and that their mission is defined in their roots. Nevertheless, it is clear that they are completely disregarding their teachings about abortion by inviting Touré to their school.

Previously, LifeNews has reported on other Catholic universities that have acted against their own pro-life beliefs. In 2013, another Jesuit institution, Saint Louis University, hosted Touré as a speaker on their campus.