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"Notre Dame" Football Plays Abortion Schools Two Weeks in Row, Southern Cal and North Carolina; Half of "Notre Dame's" Football Schedule Thus Far Has Been Against Abortion-Connected Institutions; "Notre Dame" Should Leave the ACC and Big Ten

For the second week in a row, "Notre Dame" Football is playing an institution that openly admits it provides abortions and trains abortionists. First it was Southern Cal and now North Carolina of the ACC. At a minimum, the University of North Carolina admits that it trains abortionists in its so-called "family planning" fellowship program.

Like a luxury mansion that turns out to be infested by rodents, vermine, and toxic molds, "Notre Dame's" football schedule sounds PR-glitzy but usually turns out to be tainted by multiple abortion-connected opponents. That comes despite the fact that the Catholic Church regards abortion with such seriousness that procurement of abortion brings automatic excommunication.

At least half of "Notre Dame's" opponents thus far are fielded by institutions performing abortions, training abortionists or otherwise claiming a direct connection with abortion. Earlier, "Notre Dame" played abortionist institution University of Cincinnati, as well as Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin is banned by Wisconsin law from using state funding for abortion, and so it affiliates with an off-campus abortion provider in connection with an official program.

While "Notre Dame" also had some games against North Carolina long before their incestuous relationship with abortion-riddled ACC, the current North Carolina game certainly comes under the ACC rubric. North Carolina is one of multiple ACC schools connected with abortion.

"Notre Dame" should have left the ACC long ago, given the abortion connections. Every time "Notre Dame" schedules an abortion school, it that abortion provider's revenues and prestige. Even worse. It also lends a false air of legitimization, contributing to the "business as usual" obliviousness that has made abortion more feasible across society on a mind-boggling scale.

The lassitude and lack of a proper moral compass with the football scheduling, or conference affiliations, overlaps years of moral shortcomings for senior "Notre Dame" officials thumbing their nose at the Catholic Faith and basic decency. They even have honored, or hired, pro-abortion politicians, as well as tolerating one or more "Notre Dame" faculty seeking to promote acceptance of abortion publicly.

The leading human rights violation of the day, abortion is likely the most widespread violence against human life on the planet.

With over 62 million surgical abortions in the United States since 1973, the number of Americans murdered in the womb even approaches the numbers needed to win the Presidency.

Then there is the racial factor. Abortion is far more wide-spread than slavery ever was in the South before the Civil War, and abortion is impacting Blacks at a rate several times higher than Whites per capita.

"Notre Dame" Football especially should be more racially sensitive about the abortion issue, given the large numbers of Blacks on football rosters, much higher than the Black portion of the population, and even higher still than the much lower percentage of Blacks in the "Notre Dame" student body.

Then there is the abortion connection for Notre Dame Football itself. A "Notre Dame" Heisman winner from the 1950's made a disclosure in his memoirs that was taken as an admission that, after getting a young woman pregant out of wedlock, he was complicit in her getting what would have been an illegal abortion.

In addition to any legal problems, the player likely would have been expelled from "Notre Dame" before winning the Heisman, and, given the disreputable nature of the matter, probably would have had difficulty winning such accolades anywhere else.

Yet instead of disavowing the player, suggesting he give back his Heisman, and giving up whatever Heisman Trophy, or replica, "Notre Dame" itself possesses, "Notre Dame" invited the problem individual to speak at a pep rally (at which his pants fell down at the podium).

It is long overdue for "Notre Dame" to boot any abortion-connected schools off the schedule, and to leave conferences like the ACC and so-called Big Ten that include abortion schools. ("Notre Dame," of course, is in the Big Ten for hockey.)

While it is not entirely clear which senior "Notre Dame" staff are most responsible for the school's disastrous shortcomings in the matter, or the extent to which their misconduct is intentional, or more from moral lazinesss, those "officials" are long overdue to be shown to the curb, or kicked out of their religious order. That especially is the case for big-money school officials with a past track record of hiring or honoring pro-abortion politicians.

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Ultrasound of Unborn Child in Womb, with Anti-Smoking Message, adapted from image at cdc.gov