September 6, 1996

Joseph Cardinal BernadineToday in League HistorySeptember 6, 1996—Having learned that President Bill Clinton plans to give the Presidential Freedom Award to Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, the League issues a press release urging the Cardinal not to accept the award because of the president’s strongly pro-abortion policies. While the media ignores the League’s protest, Cardinal Bernardin responded immediately, saying he intended to use the occasion to talk about abortion. Unfortunately, his remarks on abortion at the ceremony three days later would be completely ignored by the press.

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