Monday, November 28, 2011

Student Shop Payments are Now Available for the 2012 March for Life

If you have registered to pay for to attend the 2012 March for Life with Notre Dame Right to Life through Student Shop, you can now make that payment by clicking here.

For more information about the 2012 March for Life, click here or visit and click "March for Life" under the "Events & Activities" tab.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Project Mom- Volunteers Needed

It's that time of semester again- Project Mom is coming up! Every semester we, in conjunction with the Women's Care Center, throw a baby shower for 3-6 local underprivileged mothers. Mark your calendars! The next one will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, from noon-2pm. There will be free food, games, and prizes available- make time to come and support these mothers' choice of Life!

We are going to need some help collecting donations in the coming weeks. The job is simple- collect domer dollars and cash at the LaFun elevator table and spread the word about the shower. We are looking for at least two people to sign up per shift!

For more information, email Abby Statham (

Monday, November 7, 2011

Prolife Essay Contest

First Prize: $20 Starbucks gift certificate

Topic: Abortion: More than a Religious Issue

Deadline: Tuesday, November 29

Essays may be submitted by any students or alumni of the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, or Holy Cross College. The inner will be featured in NDRTL’s newsletter, Footprints, and on the NDRTL website*. Essays of honorable mention may also be featured. Essays should be between 500 and 800 words (1-3 pages), although essays of greater or less length will be considered. It is recommended, though not required, to cite official Church documents. Essays may take any form of the author’s choosing, although they should be interesting and understandable to the general Notre Dame community. The essay is to respond to the specified topic, as stated above.

If you have any questions, please email

To submit your essay, complete the form that can be found by clicking here, or email

*All featured essays may be subject to editing.

This Weekend: Lectures on Life, Human Dignity, and Human Sexuality

Lectures Happening this Weekend!

November 10-12, the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture is hosting its annual Fall Conference. This year’s conference is entitled: “Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism.” Below are presentations of particular interest for Notre Dame Right to Life.

Click here for more information.

Friday, November 11

9:00-10:15 Panel Presentations

McKenna 210: Natural Family Planning, Contraception, and the Theology of the Body: The Practice of Virtue and the Need for Inter-traditional Discourse

McKenna 114: Human Dignity: Reason, Rights, and Revelation

McKenna 212: Bioethics and Moral Pluralism

McKenna 106: Anthropology: Evolutionary and Theological Perspectives

1:30-2:45 Invited Speakers

McKenna Auditorium: Christians and Aliens: Making Movies in a Culture of Death

3:15-4:30 Colloquium Sessions

McKenna Auditorium: Secularism and American Law

McKenna 212: Biology and the Roots of Human Dignity

McKenna 202: Secularism and Sexual Ethics

Saturday, November 12

9:00-10:15 Panel Discussions

McKenna 210-214: Defending the Sanctity of Life

Monday, October 31, 2011

This Week is Sexual Violence Awareness Week

This week is Sexual Violence Awareness Week, sponsored by the Notre Dame Gender Relations Center. Click here to visit their website. Events this week include:


  • Petitions and Prayer Cards at Campus Masses


  • Free T-Shirt Giveaways; 10:15-11am; DeBartolo Hall (north door) and Fieldhouse Mall





  • Student Government Solidarity Displays (by residence hall)
  • Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP) Posters

Questions about events can be directed to the Gender Relations Center.

Friday, October 28, 2011

ND Right to Life Acquires a New URL

The Right to Life website can now be reached by visiting:

The original URL is still active (, but this address is a new location to reach our website.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

RTL Concessions at USC Game

Come visit our Concession Stand for the USC game! We will be on Fieldhouse Mall noon-7pm, selling food, drinks, and Right to Life apparel. If you are a student and would like to volunteer to help work concessions, email

Sign up to receive Footprints, our official newsletter

To sign up, click here

To view our past newsletters, click here

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Footprints issue II is now available!

Issue II of Footprints, Notre Dame Right to Life's newsletter, is now available. You may view it by visiting:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sale Raises Over $1100 for Hannah's House

Cupcakes for Life, a cupcake sale held as a part of Respect Life Week, raised more than $1100 for Hannah's House. Eleven dorms baked about 1300 cupcakes for the sale, and about 25 students volunteered to sell the day of the event that took place on Friday, October 7. Notre Dame Right to Life would like to thank Amanda Bambury, head coordinator of the event, and all of the many volunteers who helped to make this event so successful!

For more information about cupcakes for life, visit:

For information on Hannah's House, visit:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

2012 March for Life Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2012 March for Life. Click here for more information.

Prices and trips:

Long Trip (1/20-1/23):
-Cash/Check* $65
-Student Shop** $70
Short Trip (1/22-1/23)
-Cash/Check* $50
-Student Shop** $55

*Cash/Check can be placed in an envelope under the door of the Right to Life office (305 LaFortune) or mailed through campus mail to 220 Morrissey Hall. Please include your name and email in a note with your money. Checks payable to: ND Right to Life.

**Student Shop payments will be available soon. You will receive an email notification if you register for this payment method.

The long trip will leave Friday evening (1/20). The short trip will leave Sunday (1/22). Both trips will be returning Monday (1/23). Students will miss class on Monday but will receive a University-excused absence for all missed classes.

For more information, email Mike McHale ( or Alfredo Guzman-Dominguez (

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pray with us for Right to Life's Adopted Unborn and their families

At the 20th annual Life is Precious Dinner, ND Right to Life representatives received the names of eight children aborted in the last year. We invite you to pray with us for the souls and families of: Damarius, Dante, Devin, Daniel, Darian, and Deandre, aborted March 19, 2010; DeAngelo, aborted March 23, 2010; and Jackson, aborted April 20, 2010.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Right to Life Officers Respond to Gary Caruso Article

On September 30 The Observer published a guest column by Gary Caruso, Notre Dame '73, titled "The government's not-so-insensible 'conscience clause.'" It may be found at:
The government's not-so-insensible "conscience clause"

Two days later, the officers of Notre Dame Right to Life composed a letter in response. It may be found at:
Contraception and Conscience

An abridged response was published in the Observer on October 6:
Contraception and Conscience, Abridged

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RTL Website Gets a New Look

Go to to check it out!

Check out our Newsletter!

Be sure to check out Footprints, the official newsletter of Notre Dame Right to Life. It includes information on recent events, club news, and upcoming activities. Our last issue can be found at:

Registration is now open for the Cardinal O'Connor 2012 Conference on Life!

Registration is now open for the 2012 Cardinal O'Connor Conference for Life in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 22, 2012 at Georgetown University.

Speakers include:
Keynote Speaker:
Most. Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia
  • Rev. Stephen Fields, S.J.: (Georgetown University) Abortion and the Natural Law: Exploring the Concept of Intrinsic Moral Evil
  • William V. Blazek SJ, MD, FACP (Georgetown University)
  • Dr. John Keown (Rose F. Kennedy Chair of Christian Ethics) History of Pro-Life Law
  • Dr. Brian Clowes (Human Life International)
  • Mr. Steven Mosher (President of Population Research Institute)
  • Ms. Jessica O’Connor-Petts (Feminists for Life) Adoption and the Pro-Life Movement
  • Mrs. Vicki Thorn (Founder of Project Rachel) Science of the Theology of the Body
  • Fr. Francis “Rocky” Hoffman (Relevant Radio) Media and the Pro-Life Movement
For more information, and to register visit:

Today's Events for Respect Life Week

Screening of "Thine Eyes"

Wed, October 5, 7pm – 9pm
Geddes Hall Auditorium
The Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life will host a screening of "Thine Eyes," a film about the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in advance of sign-ups for the March through the Right to Life Club.

Contact: Angela M. Pfister, J.D.
Associate Director, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture

Cemetary of the Innocents Set-Up

Wed, October 5, 9pm – Thu, October 6, 12am
South Quad Flagpole
Cemetery of the Holy Innocents setup: We will be meeting at the flagpole to set up the cemetery on South Quad on Wednesday Oct. 5 at 9pm. It usually takes several hours to set up the cemetery, but you can always just come for as long as you are able. Bring a hammer with you if you have one to hammer the crosses into the ground.

Respect Life Week 2011

Respect Life Week is happening now! Visit for information on events this week!