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Georgetown University Rejected Pro-Life Speaker to Balance Planned Parenthood’s CEO

Two Jesuit professors at Georgetown University lobbied to have a pro-life speaker on-stage with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards when she spoke on campus, but the proposal — made to help facilitate the “free exchange of ideas” — was rejected by the organizers of the event, the campus newspaper The Hoya reported. “It’s wounding to […]

Blasphemy Laws Don't Protect Religion, They Hurt It

Last Wednesday, I spoke on a panel at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs In DC. The conference, co-hosted by the Center's Religious Freedom Project and the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom,...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Praises Racist Founder Margaret Sanger

Here at we’ve covered just about every angle of Cecile Richards’ speech to Georgetown University last week. One aspect we wanted to make sure we highlighted was Richards’ praise for racist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Some pro-life advocates may wonder if the current Planned Parenthood abortion company still reveres the woman who founded […]

Paul Ryan On Confederate Flag: 'This Symbol Does Insult'

WASHINGTON -- In his most direct comments to date on the issue, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came out strongly against the Confederate flag on Wednesday, telling a large gathering of Georgetown University students that the flag divides...Show More Summary

ICYMI: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Mocked Pro-Life Student At Georgetown

Last week, Cecile Richards, the president of the nation’s largest abortion provider in the country, addressed Georgetown University. Of course,...

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Compares Promoting Abortion to Fighting Racism

Cecile Richards loves abortion and she thinks the destruction of unborn children in abortions is the women’s rights and human rights cause of our time. Shamefully, during her speech at Georgetown University last week — a scandal in and of itself that a leading Catholic educational institution would give  a platform to the woman who […]

Georgetown Student Paper Hails Cecile Richards's Defense of 'Reproductive Justice'

The Friday edition of Georgetown University's The Hoya newspaper gave Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards 19 paragraphs of favorable coverage in an article utterly devoid of a contrasting point of view, despite the fact that at least one critical question was asked of her at her April 20 appearance at the Jesuit-affiliated institution.

Georgetown: Pay Reparations

This story about how Georgetown University sold a bunch of slaves to pay off its debts in 1838 is pretty interesting. And it’s great that Georgetown students are forcing the administration to deal with the school’s past. I do have one caution though, which is that the skilled PR people employed by big universities are […]

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Compares Abortion to Slavery in Georgetown Speech

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards equated her controversial Wednesday visit to Georgetown University, the nation's oldest Catholic college, and the fight for "reproductive rights" with the nation's fight to end slavery and raci...

Cecile Richards Mocks Pro-Life Student During Speech at Georgetown University

In case you missed it, the president of Planned Parenthood, an organization that commits close to 900 abortions every DAY, was invited to speak to Georgetown University. Georgetown is a Catholic institute of higher education. Catholic doctrine teaches abortion is a ‘grave evil.’ But no matter, said Georgetown, it’s all about a ‘free exchange of ideas’. […]

Cecile Richards Tells “Catholic” Georgetown University Abortion “is a Basic Human Right”

Georgetown University blocked concerned Catholics and reporters from attending today’s campus lecture by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, but tweets from participating students revealed faithful Catholics’ worst fears: Richards...Show More Summary

What Should Georgetown University Do About Its Slaveholding Past? 

In its early days, the school that would become Georgetown University was funded in part by plantations, and the institution might not even exist today if it weren’t for 272 slaves who were sold to pay off its debts. Read more...

Georgetown University search turns up descendants of slaves once owned by the institution

More than 170 years after 272 slaves owned by what is now Georgetown University in Washington were sold and forcefully shipped to the dreaded cotton plantations of the Deep South, the school is in the midst of an elaborate and expensive project to find descendants of those enslaved people. Born of a need to face […]

What Does Georgetown University Owe the 272 Slaves That Saved It? 

This week, New York Times journalist Rachel Swarns published a formidable piece of journalism on how Georgetown University, one of the country’s most prestigious schools, was saved by the sale of 272 slaves in the early 1800s.

The Shame of the Jesuits

Exclusive: A spotlight has fallen on a shameful chapter in the history of Georgetown University’s Jesuits, the 1838 sale of 272 African-Americans into Deep South slavery, but moral lapses didn’t end there, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Anti-war…Read more ?

First Diagnosed Case of Alzheimer's Disease in HIV-Positive Individual Reported

Georgetown University researchers are reporting the first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual. The finding in a 71-year-old man triggers a realization about HIV survivors now reaching the age when Alzheimer's risk begins to escalate.

Georgetown is Hosting Cecile Richards, So Pro-Life Students Scheduled a Speech of Their Own

The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, is scheduled to address Georgetown University on April 20. She was invited to speak by the Lecture Fund, a student-run organization on campus. Perhaps unsurprisingly, her invitation to speak at a Catholic university drew controversy, and the Archdiocese of Washington issued a statement lamenting that the student group […]

Hickman Presents Treasury's Retroactivity Today At Cambridge

Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) presents Treasury's Retroactivity at Christ's College, Cambridge today at a conference on The Role of Judges in Developing the Content of Tax Law: In Bowen v. Georgetown University Hospital, the Supreme Court described retroactivity as "not favored in the law" and generally rejected allowing federal administrative agencies...

Ex-Abortion Clinic Director Now Pro-Life Activist to Speak at Georgetown U. Same Day as Planned Parenthood Pres.

A pro-life student group at Georgetown University has invited a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager turned pro-life activist to speak on campus the very same day that Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards will speak at the nation's oldest Catholic school.

After Georgetown Wouldn't Budge on Letting Cecile Richards Speak, Pro-Lifers Schedule a Speech of Their Own

The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, is scheduled to address Georgetown University on April 20. She was invited to speak by the...

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