Statement from Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins on the dismissal of charges against May 2009 protesters

Author: Notre Dame News

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The following statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, is in response to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office dismissing charges against protesters who were arrested for trespassing on Notre Dame’s campus in May 2009:

“I am sincerely pleased that the charges against those who were arrested on our campus in May 2009 have been dismissed.

“From the start, everyone involved in this difficult matter has been in complete accord on the sanctity of human life, and we all remain committed to continuing our work to support life from conception to natural death.

“I am grateful to St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak and St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge Michael Scopelitis and their staffs for their patience and professionalism in handling this matter.”