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Partisan Hand

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, April 8, 2009

In response to an interview today on FoxNews about the weekend protest, Ms. Kathleen Donahue, Notre Dame junior and spokesperson for Notre Dame Response, a group organizing protests on campus was asked why an invitation to President Obama is any different than an invitation to President Bush, who supports the death penalty. Ms. Donahue condemned the invitation to President Obama with the rationale that abortion is always wrong but inexplicably misrepresented the Church’s views on the death penalty as having more “room for leeway” and debate. This statement seems to tip her hand that her views suit partisan ends are not consistent with the Church’s views or a true pro-life agenda. The death penalty is an even more egregious affront to life since it is the government taking an active role in snuffing out life. How this can be overlooked while abortion becomes the premier pro-life issue is politics, at best.

Ellen Burns

third year law

off campus

April 6