Just announced this morning, the University of Notre Dame has adopted a new institutional statement underscoring its commitment to the dignity of life from womb to tomb.
It also announced that it would rework its process for charitable giving to exclude any individual or organization that "consistently advocates research or other activities that conflict with fundamental Catholic moral principles." The new principles can be found here.
Both are products of Notre Dame's Task Force on Supporting the Choice for Life that was set up by university president, Holy Cross Father John Jenkins, in the wake of school's controversial award of an honorary law doctorate to pro-choice President Barack Obama.
The new statement reads:
“Consistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church on such issues as abortion, research involving human embryos, euthanasia, the death penalty, and other related life issues, the University of Notre Dame recognizes and upholds the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.”