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Director Snead Responds to Preliminary Injunction Blocking Implementation of Indiana HB1337

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.

Read Professor Snead's statement here.

Vita Institute 2016 Prepares the Next Generation of Pro-Life Leaders

Current and future pro-life advocates and leaders from North America, South America, and Europe gathered on the campus of the University of Notre Dame for a week-long "pro-life boot camp" at the Center for Ethics and Culture's annual Vita Institute, June 18-25. Participants studied the fundamentals of life issues with world-renowned scholars across a wide range of disciplines including social science, biology, philosophy, theology, law, neonatology, and fertility counseling.

Read all about this year's Vita Institute here.

Professor Snead's Op-Ed on CNN regarding Supreme Court decision on Texas H.B. 2

CNN has published an op-ed by CEC director Carter Snead in which he responds to the Supreme Court's decision striking down key provisions of Texas House Bill 2, which he had provided expert testimony in support of. "The Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt marks a dramatic escalation in the controversial jurisprudence of abortion," Snead writes.

Read Professor Snead's op-ed here.

Upcoming Events

2016 Football Tailgates


Save the date to join us for food, fellowship, and fun at a Center for Ethics and Culture Tailgate! We'll cheer on the Irish before two home games this year: September 17 (vs. Michigan State) and October 15 (vs. Stanford). Details to come. We'll see you under the tent!