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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Conscience rights under Obama, next on Faith on Trial
Professor Charles Rice
May 17, 2009 President Obama gave the commence address at the University of
Notre Dame and was awarded an honorary degree.The invitation was controversial and was opposed by the local Catholic
Bishop and 80 other U.S. bishops across the nation, as well as numerous members
of the faculty at Notre Dame.During his
address, the president said: "Let's
honor the conscience of those who
disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure
that all of our health care policies are grounded not only in sound science,
but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women." How
well did he do in honoring the conscience rights of those who disagree with
abortion? This week on Faith on Trial Charles E. Rice, Professor Emeritus at
Notre Dame Law School, will grade the president on that promise.Professor Rice is the author of the book What Happened at Notre Dame and the
forthcoming Contraception and Persecution.
Listen to Professor Rice this Tuesday at 9 a.m. and re-broadcast at 9 p.m.
(central) on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM, 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming
live on IowaCatholicRadio.com.