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Carter Snead, director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture and professor in the Notre Dame Law School, has written a featured op-ed published on CNN's homepage about Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Tim Kaine. In regards to Kaine's claim that he is personally opposed to abortion but believes that the law ought not restrict it (the "Cuomo argument"), Snead writes, "Kaine's position is essentially that the law should permit and publicly fund what he is personally convinced is the unjust killing of a million innocent human beings each year."
On July 22 and 23, the Center for Ethics and Culture presented a special Notre Dame Vita Institute for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the invitation of Archbishop José H. Gomez. More than 100 participants from across Southern California took part in the weekend at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, which was co-sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Life, Justice, and Peace. Sessions included presentations on the biological development of the unborn child from his or her earliest stages, legal issues surrounding abortion, physician-assisted suicide, federal policies toward embryonic stem cell research, analysis of popular philosophical arguments in support of abortion, and how to communicate the pro-life message across generations. Participants included nurses, doctors, college professors, priests, religious sisters, parish ministers, and pro-life advocates of all ages.
Carter Snead, director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture and professor in the Notre Dame Law School, issued a response to Thursday's decision by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt to issue a preliminary injunction against Indiana House Bill 1337, which prohibits abortion based on a diagnosis of disability, sex, race, or national origin.