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Pro-Life Fund at Notre Dame encounters problems

Here is a link to a distressing story about recent developments at Notre Dame. The Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life has been responsible for some encouraging initiatives, including the Vita Institute. Now, the University administration has decided to back out of an agreement that it entered into several years ago that permitted the Fund to operate under the direction of an independent committee.

UPDATE: Here is a link to an opinion piece by Carter Snead on these developments at Notre Dame. Carter is the director of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, which has supported many pro-life initiatives at Notre Dame.


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Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew.