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Thanks from ND Right to Life

Mary Daly and John Gerardi | Tuesday, February 2, 2010

 On behalf of Notre Dame Right to Life and all those who took part in the 2010 March for Life, we would like to express our warm and heartfelt gratitude to those who generously assisted us in planning and making possible Notre Dame’s participation in this year’s March in Washington, D.C.

First and foremost, we are grateful to the Center for Ethics and Culture’s Fund to Protect Human Life for its steadfast and primary support to Right to Life. Particularly we are indebted to the Center’s director Professor David Solomon and associate director Elizabeth Kirk, our club’s faculty advisor, for their constant help and guidance. Also, with this year’s formation of the Task Force Supporting the Choice for Life, we thank co-chairs Professor John Cavadini and Dean Margaret Brinig, along with all members of the Task Force and the members of the special March for Life working-subgroup. With the help of these persons, Notre Dame had a record-setting presence in Washington, D.C., for the March as well as numerous prayer-centered campus events supporting the cause for life. This year 360 students attended the March for Life, and over 40 faculty and staff members, including University President Fr. John Jenkins, joined us.
 
Additionally, we would like to thank the Notre Dame Alumni Association, and especially Marc Burdell, for hosting students, faculty, staff and alumni at the inaugural “ND Family” dinner following the March for Life in Washington, D.C. 
 
Finally, we wish to express our humble thanks to the Fund to Protect Human Life, to Dean Carolyn Woo and the Mendoza College of Business, to Dean Peter Kilpatrick and the College of Engineering, to the Institute for Church Life, to Professor William Evans of the Department of Economics and Econometrics, to Professor Daniel Costello of the Department of Electrical Engineering and to the University’s Office of the President for their very generous financial support. 
 
Given the University of Notre Dame’s long tradition of championing the rights of the poor, vulnerable and voiceless, it is most fitting that our university community would join together to witness on behalf of the unborn and pregnant women. Notre Dame Right to Life looks forward to working with all members of the University community to continue to promote a culture of life not only within our own campus but in our nation and world. 
 
Mary Daly
senior
off campus
John Gerardi
senior
Knott Hall
Jan. 29