Sunday, May 17, 2009

Anti-choice protesters show up to Obama commencement address  

Inevitably, anti-choice protesters showed up at Notre Dame to protest President Obama's commencement address. Honestly, can't the guy fucking congratulate college graduates without it being turned into a political issue? He was not there to push abortion rights, and the focus of his speech was not abortion.

Police officers ended up kicking out the protesters for trespassing, and arrested at least 27 anti-choice activists who refused to leave. The protesters are slightly scary and very cult-like.

Still, they made their mark. Over 300 demonstrators gathered outside the school's front gate. Among them was Norma McCorvey, or "Roe" of Roe v. Wade, who was "converted" to pro-life after the Supreme Court case. For the record, though the pro-lifers might use her as a poster-child, Norma's changing of sides, in my opinion, isn't detrimental to the pro-choice movement. Her pro-life stance came from her conversion to Catholicism, and she also claims to have "converted" from being a lesbian to being heterosexual. *Snort*

Regardless, I'm concerned. I'm really concerned. Obama's election, much like Clinton's election did, seems to have served as a wake-up call for our opponents.

What next?

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3 comments: to “ Anti-choice protesters show up to Obama commencement address

  • May 17, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

    i just cant believe a graduation ceremony was overshadowed by this. those students worked so hard for so long to get their degrees. very unfair for them.

  • May 18, 2009 at 6:56 PM  

    Strange protesters.

    Saying part of 'the lord's prayer' through a loudspeaker against a school for... I suppose they'll have to spend some extra time in confession.

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

    A little ironic, isn't it?