Daily Archives: January 21, 2005

Villanova University, a Catholic school, honors true FemiNazi

Today, Rush Limbaugh spoke about Villanova University honoring a dead professor who slit the throat of her baby with Down’s syndrome and later committed suicide in jail. This woman has become a poster-figure for post-partum depression. Now, post-partum depression is one thing. Post-partum *psychosis* (actual violence against a child) is quite another. And this is hardly a case of either. The woman openly admitted to willfully killing her child, who was on a feeding tube, to “spare” the child from “suffering.” It’s like justifying Michael Schiavo’s behavior as a “mid-life crisis.”
Secondly, it is one thing to use a tragic case as an example to raise awareness of a societal problem. It is quite another to make a hero(ine) out of the perpetrator. It’s like naming a building after John Hinckley in order to raise awareness of schizophrenia. . .. Of course, the way the left’s going, they’ll probably start praising John Hinckley as a hero, anyway.
Lastly, Villanova is supposed to be a *Catholic* institution. Interestingly, when I came home and looked up both Villanova and this particular story, I found that the main Villanova page had several pro-life events listed, but nothing about this dedication. It took a second perusal of Rush’s site to find where the article was linked.
Then I sent off a letter to Villanovans for Life, the Villanovan Newspaper and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The good news is that when I e-mailed the message to the Villanovan paper, they have an online poll, asking for people’s opinions of the memorial to Ener: disapprove, approve or don’t know. It was 100 % disapproval.



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1. Like all pro-life apostolates, we fight for recognition of the unborn child as a human being; specifically, we focus on the fact that society denies parents the right to grieve their miscarried children. Today’s “compassionate” society tells grieving mothers that the children they have carried in their womb and lost prematurely are “just blobs of tissue.”
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3. We fight for the recognition of the worth of people with genetic disorders. We have the right to be born, the right to live within our limitations, and the right to as much respect as anyone else. Society tells us we are burdens, and that we have no right to reproduce and spread our “imperfect” genes around.

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