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Whig-Clio to host a forum to discuss abortion rights, April 4, 5

Whig-Clio is hosting a forum to discuss the issue of abortion rights. This event will include prominent speakers from each side of the issue, and a debate between leading academics on the subject.

Cathy Cleaver, the chief spokesperson on pro-life issues for the Catholic Bishops of the United States, will speak on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. As Director of Planning and Information Cleaver makes regular media appearances and writes articles on critical life issues of our day. She is a frequently requested speaker at universities and other gatherings, and works with public relations and advertising firms to help raise the voice of the Catholic community in the public square on issues having to do with the dignity of human life. Cleaver's professional experience spans the fields of communication, public policy, and law. In 1997 Wired magazine called Cleaver "one of the most influential opinion shapers in the country."

A Senate Debate on the topic of abortion will occur on Thursday, April 5, at 9 p.m. in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. Professor Peter Singer and Professor Lee Silver have agreed to debate on the Pro-Choice side. Professor Nancy Duff of the Theology Seminary will give a cross-bar, highlighting the issues of potential compromise between the two sides of the issue. Dr. Russ Nieli will be debating on the Pro-Life side with Professor Dan Robinson of Georgetown and Oxford Universities. Two nationally recognized undergraduate debaters will be joining the two sides.

Whig-Clio invites all members of the Princeton Community to join us at these events.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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