Notre Dame Abandons Pro-Life Group Over Ties To Ben Shapiro

Conservative political commentator, writer and lawyer Ben Shapiro waves to the crowd as he arrives to speak at the 2018 Politicon in Los Angeles, California on October 21, 2018. - The two day event covers all things political with dozens of high profile political figures. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The University of Notre Dame, supposedly a Catholic institution, abandoned a sponsorship of the pro-life group Right to Life Michiana Oct. 27 because conservative podcaster Ben Shapiro was the group’s keynote speaker.
  • That same day, however, Notre Dame promoted pro-abortion activists as their Gender Studies Program hosted a pro-abortion event called “Post-Roe America: Making Intersectional Feminist Sense of Abortion Bans.”
  • According to the Irish Rover, “Associating with Ben Shapiro was a bridge too far, but Notre Dame evidently has no qualms about entangling the school with the promotion of radically pro-abortion views.”
  • The university released a statement saying, “Ben Shapiro’s presence conflicts with the Catholic mission component of the university’s charitable giving policy.”

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