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Summer 2020 Issue of Pro Vita is now available!!!

Thanks to the fine editorial work of Margaret Hughes, the Summer 2020 issue of Pro Vita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life, is now available. Here.

This issue features regular contributions from Father Joe Koterski, Chris Kaczor, and Richard Myers. There is a brief recap of the 2020 annual meeting and the usual collection of news and notes.

In her column, Mary Lemmons (President of University Faculty for Life) notes the theme for our 2021 conference:

“Our overarching theme is Prolife Feminism, the Law, and Women’s Health. This broad topic includes issues surrounding pill-induced abortions, as well as the impact of abortion not only on society, the law, and families, but also on the biological, mental, and spiritual health of women and their partners. Also included is the quest for social policies and laws supportive of pregnancy, embryo rights, fetal well-being, fatherhood, and families. Other topics for this conference include the cultural and legal status of inalienable rights, especially the rights to conscientious objection and to protection from exploitation at the end of life both in the United States as well as around the world.”


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.