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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pro-abort activist, Wendy Davis, is pushing abortion and contraception on students at the University of Notre Dame (UND) as their scheduled speaker.
The former Texas state senator addressed students on campus Monday night about the need for abortion and contraception assisting upwardly mobile women. Davis is best known for her thirteen hour filibuster in 2013 blocking pro-life legislation in Texas.
Notre Dame's "Department of Gender Studies" publicized her Monday night speech on UND's website saying,
Wendy Davis, a modern-day Texas heroine, appeared on the national scene as a state senator during her 2013 filibuster that temporarily blocked devastating legislation seeking to limit women's access to abortions and reproductive healthcare in the state of Texas.
Another UND group, College Democrats of Notre Dame, posted a similar description to their Facebook page.
In all, six Notre Dame groups co-sponsored her talk, including the Progressive Student Alliance, Notre Dames, Women in Politics and bridgeND.
During her address, titled "Rising Up: From Single Mother to Harvard Law, How Every Woman Stands to Make a Difference," Davis discussed how abortion is necessary for the advancement of women, and additionally praised Planned Parenthood.
Davis related her own late term abortion was the reason she filibustered the Texas legislation, which was attempting to ban abortions after the 20 week pregnancy. She further relates the reason for her abortion was due to fear of birth defects, defending her decision to abort her daughter by claiming she and her husband "made a decision out of love."
Notre Dame's student-run paper, The Observer, covered the event and recorded much of her speech. The paper relates Davis connecting "reproductive autonomy and economic opportunity in this country."
Davis also praised Planned Parenthood, saying its services "allowed her to climb the ranks her mother and grandmother could not."
The abortion activist also linked her views on abortion and "reproductive autonomy" to a necessary embrace of feminism.
To learn more about the anti-Catholic influence at Notre Dame, please watch "The Download—Notre Dame Deceit."
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