In the Fall issue of the Notre Dame Magazine former ND President Fr. Ted Hesburgh praises Obama’s visit:
This year’s commencement was indeed “a defining moment” for Notre Dame because we didn’t duck the big issue of our times and the horrendous fact of so many millions of unborn children being coldly killed that brought this to a head. I trust that all of this will have an effect on the national debate and, hopefully, we will see greater efforts to, at least for now, lower the number of abortions and come up with positive programs to help unfortunate women who find themselves in this difficult situation and are persuaded to take the easy way out. Thanks for delineating the issue front and center.
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC
Notre Dame, Indiana