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Cemetery of the unborn

Anthony J. Lauinger | Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My thanks to the students responsible for the white crosses on South Quad commemorating the unborn children who are killed each day in our nation by abortion. You are to be commended for reminding us all what a tragedy abortion is.

It’s deeply inspiring to those of my generation to witness student-initiated efforts to make our culture aware that the right to life is the human and civil rights issue of our age. You of your generation are now entrusted with steering our nation to more selfless values than did our generation. “A child shall lead us … “

A building dedication brought me to campus where I saw the crosses and the little pink and blue flags representing the 3,500 girls and boys aborted each day in our country — more human lives taken every day than were taken by the terrorists on 9/11.

Attending the building dedication was a justice of the United States Supreme Court, who also walked past your Cemetery of the Unborn. When you have the courage to stand up for eternal values, you never know whom you might influence.

While some actions cause scandal, you, by your faithfulness, have given us an edifying example of what our Creator calls us to be: light, in a world of darkness.

Your witness to the Notre Dame community, and to the world beyond, distilled the abortion issue to its essence: each abortion kills a child, a little girl or boy waiting to be born. Thank you for reminding us of this immutable truth.


Anthony J. Lauinger

Notre Dame parent

Oct. 11