Vita Institute 2020


Location: Zoom Webinar – Registration required

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Join us for a special 5-part webinar series on the fundamental life issues, presented by our premier Notre Dame Vita Institute faculty! This free series of lectures accompanied by live Q&A will explore the philosophical, biological, legal, theological, and sociological foundations of the pro-life issues with a focus on the beginning of life. Each evening’s session will last 75 minutes.

Registration (available soon) is necessary to join in the webinar – you can attend one or all of the sessions as your schedule allows. Those who register will also enjoy access to the entire series after the presentations are complete (for a limited time).


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Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, June 15:
“Abortion: The Philosophical Arguments” by Francis Beckwith, Baylor University

Tuesday, June 16:
“When Does Human Life Begin? The Scientific Evidence” by Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Providence College

Wednesday, June 17:
“U.S. Abortion Law and Policy” by O. Carter Snead, Notre Dame Law School

Thursday, June 18:
“Is Abortion Safer for Women than Childbirth?” by Dr. Monique Chireau, M.D., M.P.H., USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health

Friday, June 19:
“Resisting A Throw-Away Culture” by Rev. John Paul Kimes, Notre Dame Law School

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