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Respect life week

| Monday, October 1, 2018

To our fellow students:

We have good news. What is it? It is that we have each been given the gift of life. Each one of us —  envisaged, formed and created by God for good works and fullness of relationship with Him and with one another. This gift of human life is shared by us all, and how precious and beautiful it is.

This week, we invite you to enter more deeply into life with us as we celebrate Respect Life Week 2018. Particularly, this week we will focus on the dignity of women with our theme: “Pro-life is Pro-woman”. Especially in light of the current political and cultural climate, understanding the dignity of human persons, specifically that of women, is as important as ever. Our culture disagrees on the true nature of a woman and her freedom, and often questions the compatibility of being pro-woman and pro-life. However, we know that these two are synonymous with each other.  Being pro-life is grounded in love, and women have a unique capacity for this love. In fact, the fullest expression of womanhood is the exercise of this capacity.

We recognize that our theme is bold. Because of this, we invite you into conversation with us. Man or woman, we encourage you to join our club for our exciting Respect Life Week events. This Tuesday, we will be having a table at Fieldhouse Mall and we invite you to dialogue, with the intent of breaking down misconceptions, finding common ground and recognizing our common humanity.  We will also be examining the inner workings of Planned Parenthood at an educational event on Wednesday. Finally, come learn from our week’s keynote speaker, Mary Hasson, J.D., EPPC fellow and leader of the Catholic Women’s forum, as she speaks to the distinct role of women in our world and the power of being pro-woman and pro-life.  A full schedule for the week can be found on our website. Hope to see you there.

In life and love,

Sadie Facile

President

Talia Caridi

VP of Programming

ND Right to Life

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