Pro-abortion Illinois AG Lisa Madigan
This Saturday, Oct. 30, the Pro-Life Action League will protest a Loyola School of Law awards ceremony to be held Loyola University School of Law at which pro-abortion Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will receive the school’s prestigious St. Robert Bellarmine Award.
Madigan’s pro-abortion record includes a vow to shut down what she called “phony” crisis pregnancy centers, as reported in the League’s December 2002 Action News.
Loyola Defies Bishops, Cardinal
Pro-life and Catholic leaders across the country, including Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George, have pleaded in vain with Loyola not to confer the award on Madigan. The award defies the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops July 7, 2004 statement against Catholic institutions honoring pro-abortion politicians.
The Pro-Life Action League, along with Loyola students and graduates and concerned Catholics from throughout Chicagoland will protest the awards ceremony Sat., Oct. 30 at the Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn St. in downtown Chicago from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Response to the announced protest has been enthusiastic.
Faithful Catholics Sending a Message
The picket is intended first of all protest Loyola’s award to Lisa Madigan. It also stands as a warning to other Catholic colleges and universities that they can expect faithful Catholics to object publically and vocally when they choose to ignore the bishops and basic justice by honoring pro-abortion public figures.
We also hope that the bishops will be encouraged by this protest, and know that we support their defense of the faith and pray that they will be ever more courageous in defense of God’s gift of life.