Alvarè will speak on 'Women, Abortion, and Authentic Freedom'

by Michael O. Garvey

N.B. Further information on Alvarè’s Notre Dame visit and on the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s Right to Life group may be obtained by calling Maureen Kramlich at (219) 631-9006.p. Helen Alvarè, director of planning and information for prolife activities for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB), will speak on “Women, Abortion, and Authentic Freedom” Wednesday (March 26) at 7:30 p.m. in the Notre Dame Law School Court Room.p. Alvarè, who serves as the national spokeswoman on abortion for the Catholic bishops of the United States, frequently appears in the national media and testifies on the bishops’ behalf before federal congressional committees. Prior to assuming this position in 1990, she served three years as an attorney in the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) general counsel’s office. There she wrote amicus briefs which were entered in the Supreme Court as it considered the major abortion and euthanasia cases. Before joining the USCC, she worked for three years as a trial attorney for a Philadelphia law firm. In 1994 Time Magazine named Alvarè one of the top 50 leaders in America under the age of 40.p. Alvarè’s lecture is sponsored by the Notre Dame and St. Mary’s Right to Life group, one of the largest service and social action student groups at Notre Dame. The group is committed to the protection of human life from conception to natural death. Its members sponsor educational events and serve women with distressed pregnancies and their unborn children by volunteering and financially supporting the Women’s Care Center.

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