Sebelius Invite Draws Backlash
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012 20:05
Georgetown Right to Life acknowledged that the invitation is not an endorsement of the contraceptive mandate, though it does pose a timing problem.
“I don’t think we should bring her to speak when this is such a controversial issue,” former Right to Life President Joseph Cardone (COL ’14) said.
The students and faculty of GPPI sent separate letters to DeGioia on Wednesday, clarifying their intentions in choosing Sebelius as a speaker and maintaining support for the invitation. Later that day, the editorial board of The Washington Post praised DeGioia for allowing Sebelius to speak.
“The Georgetown community, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, should be proud of its president’s defense of open-minded debate,” the editorial read.