Archive for February, 2011

House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Posted on February 21, 2011 in National, News

An overwhelming victory for the Culture of Life came this past weekend when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parethood’s abortion industry and prevent other federal funds from making it into the group’s abortion business from its other departments and initiatives.

Congressman Michael Pence (Indiana) who sponsored the amendament called the vote “a victory for taxpayers and a victory for life.” He commended his 240 collegues who voted with him in favor of the amendment, trumping the 185 who voted against it.

Read more about the victory and the Pence Amendment itself, Here.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week!

Posted on February 14, 2011 in Notre Dame

University Life Initiatives joins the Gender Relations Center, and other campus and community groups, in co-sponsoring “Sexual Assault Awareness Week”, February 20-27th.  As one component of the Violence Prevention Initiative, Sexual Assault Awareness Week at Notre Dame is intended to: increase awareness that rape and sexual assault affect members of the Notre Dame community; support survivors of rape and sexual assault; educate students about prevention strategies and available resources for survivors of rape and sexual assault and their allies; build a community of healing at Notre Dame. Look to get involved in SAAW by participating in one (or more!) of the following events:

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Vita Summer Institute 2011 – Application Deadline Approaching

Posted on February 14, 2011 in Notre Dame

Vita InstituteInterested in learning more about the fundamentals of human life issues at the highest academic level from the perspectives of biology, philosophy, law, theology, psychology and other social sciences? Apply to participate in the June 12-24, 2011 Notre Dame Vita Institute as part of the new Project Guadalupe, under the auspices of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. Application deadline is March 1st, 2011.

For more information, email Angela Pfister (

Students for Life Art Show – Call for Artwork

Posted on February 14, 2011 in National, News

Art for LifeSaint Louis University’s Students for Life is hosting its first ever art show. Students for Life is a group committed to educating others about the right to life and dignity every human has from conception to natural death. Through the theme “The Beauty of Human Life,” they hope to evoke thoughts and images of beauty in everyday life from the first moments of life at conception all the way through to the natural end of life and everything in between.

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Summer Research Grant Opportunity!

Posted on February 14, 2011 in Notre Dame

Insititute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (I.S.L.A.) announces a special track for U.R.O.P. applications from all majors within the College of Arts and Letters who propose to conduct original research on life-related topics across the spectrum of study in the liberal arts.

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Notre Dame at the March for Life

Posted on February 1, 2011 in March for Life, Notre Dame

Here are some pictures of the Notre Dame contingent at January 24th’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. We brought 375 students on seven buses. We were joined by university president Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C., and about 40 faculty and staff, and approximately 400,000 others in standing for the dignity of life. Thank you to all who made the trip a success!