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All Charges Dropped against the ND 88!

Posted by Corrina Gura (May 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm)
2 of the ND 88

The arrest of Tracy and Jean Chase, two of the “ND 88″ at Notre Dame, May 17, 2009 [Photo by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society]

We were happy to receive word today that all charges have been dropped against the group nicknamed the “ND 88,” who were arrested when President Obama came to give the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame on May 17, 2009.

History of the Dispute

When President Obama was announced on as the Notre Dame commencement speaker in March 2009, pro-life groups across the nation, starting with the Pro-Life Action League League, denounced the invitation. Protests soon began, and the League erected billboards along the Indiana Toll Road decrying Obama’s “pro abortion choice” stance.

Commencement Day, May 17, was met with huge protests, with the League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society busing in hundreds of activists to hold graphic abortion signs and picket signs with the message Obama = Abortion.

As part of the protests that day and in the weeks before, 88 individuals decided to engage in civil disobedience, protesting onto the grounds on the University in protest, in defiance of Notre Dame police orders. They were arrested and charged with trespassing. [Continue reading …]

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