Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Abortion Advocate A Professor At A Catholic University?
John-Henry Westen is reporting that Silvia Pimentel, a well-known advocate for abortion, was appointed a Professor of Legal Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo . Mz Pimentel has been a vocal advocate for abortion and was elected to sit as Vice Chariman of the UN's Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), a committee that has made it a duty to push abortion across the globe.
Silvia Pimentel, has distinguished herself as one of the leading promoters of abortion on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Elected to sit on the committee in January 2005 and currently serving as Vice Chair, Pimentel is one of the 23 'experts' on the UN body which monitors compliance with the UN convention of the same name.
How is it that a Catholic University can allow a vocal advocate for abortion to serve as a professor? Has Catholicism been so diluted that it can continence any violation of canonical principles in teachers at their own Universities?
Pimentel, a long-standing feminist activist and Brazilian jurist, is known in her own country as an abortion advocate. She, at least until her UN duties commenced, coordinated the Brazilian section of the Committee of Latin America and the Caribbean for the Defense of Women's Rights (CLADEM), an openly pro-abortion group.
One might ask why a "personal opinion" would disqualify this woman from being a professor at a religious school? I might even be able to agree with that point myself if that "personal opinion" was not one that formed the entire raison detra of the woman in question's personal lifestyle. Furthermore, even on the University's website this woman's abortion views were praised voluminously and she is well known in her country as an abortionist.
Anyway, I believe this is a failure of Catholic principle to allow this abortion advocate to work for a Catholic University.
-I am not a Catholic, by the way.
Full article - lifestyle.net
-Warner Todd Huston