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A Commitment to Life: The Church's Position on Abortion

Helen Alvaré

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Format: Lecture followed by Q&A

Length: 110 minutes

Helen Alvaré is an associate professor at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. She worked for several years for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life office as its director of information and planning, and has served as an official spokesperson for the Church on abortion issues. Her presentation explicates the Church's position on abortion and the ways its arguments contradict emergent trends in American family life and sexual practices. She also relates the collateral effects of abortion as she has observed them in her interviews with women who have had them, and through her background in the areas of family law and reproductive technologies.

Alvaré is introduced by Thomas Groome, a Boston College theology professor and the director of the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College.

Presenter(s): Helen Alvaré

Date: March 16, 2005

Location: McGuinn Hall 121, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry; The Church in the 21st Century Initiative

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/alvare/

The information on this page is accurate as of March 2005