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Major Protest Planned at Catholic College Over Pro-Choice Grad Speaker

A group of prolife nonprofits has planned a massive protest set for today outside of Boston College’s graduation ceremony to protest its pro-choice commencement speaker.

Ireland’s Prime Minister, the pro-choice Enda Kenny, is scheduled to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree from the Catholic institution.

But Students for Life of America, Live Action, the Catholic Action League, Operation Rescue, and other prolife groups hope to lodge a vocal and visual complaint against allowing Kenny to take to the podium and speak to grads.

“If Boston College won’t stand for the preborn at its graduation ceremonies, we will,” a website representing the groups states.

The protest will include a prayer vigil and press conference on a sidewalk near the college’s alumni stadium.

“Make no mistake about it … Kenny supports allowing abortion, on-demand,” states the website, NotAtBC.com.

According to the coalition: “Kenny and his governing party Fine Gael have gone against their election promises and introduced abortion legislation that would legalize abortion in Ireland under the guise of preventing the suicide of pregnant women. As there is no gestational age limit to the measure, it would mean abortion on demand, by threat of suicide, through all nine months of pregnancy.”

“We know what legalized abortion has done to our nation, and the results are devastating. But, before he makes abortion legal in Ireland for the first time, Kenny has been invited by Catholic leaders in America to speak at Boston College’s commencement ceremonies and receive an honorary … degree,” the website states.

“For any college to honor the man who would usher in the mass death of Irish preborn children is simply unconscionable. But under no circumstance should a Catholic university allow Prime Minister Kenny to speak, as his support for legal abortion will be responsible for taking the lives of thousands of women and children, in direct violation of Church teaching.”

The coalition of prolife groups has already asked its supporters to thank Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, for boycotting the commencement.

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