Nov 11, 2011 Print this article

Pro-Abortion Speaker CANCELED at Siena College

TFP Student Action is glad to announce that Siena College – a Catholic Franciscan institution – has canceled a scheduled presentation by pro-abortion, anti-Catholic speaker Widney Brown.

Siena College Adjunct Professor, Ken Jubie, sent out an email on Friday afternoon, stating: “The Globalization Program has cancelled the lecture scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Some previous statements made by the planned speaker were contrary to the spirit and mission of Siena College.”

The talk was nixed less than 12-hours after TFP Student Action launched its online protest. In a few hours, over 3,000 emails and personal phone calls were logged, respectfully urging the president of Siena College, Fr. Kevin Mullen, O.F.M., to reconsider the event.

The title of Widney Brown’s talk would have been, “The Prognosis for Human Rights in a Politically Changed World.”

“It’s hard to imagine how a vocal pro-abortion speaker was invited to speak about human rights on a Catholic campus,” said TFP Student Action Director John Ritchie. “Abortion has got to be the single, most egregious and widespread denial of human rights in history – the right to life. So, I’m glad and thankful that Siena College pulled the plug on this speaker who denies children their right to life. I’m also grateful to everyone who took the time to contact the college and voice their concern.”

One of our readers from Cohoes, New York, just reported:

“This one hit near to home. We're within five miles of the Siena campus. One of my daughters is a graduate of Siena, as well as my son-in-law, a sister, and two brothers-in-law. I notified everyone, including one of our priest/friar friends who teaches there. We registered complaints through email and phone calls, and a short time ago, we received confirmation that Siena cancelled the event. We would not have been aware of this had it not been for you. Keep up the fight. You're a great group, and we're praying for you!”

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