…Based on information in a 1997 “Good Morning America” report on infertility, D’Arcy said he believed Snyderman holds views on abortion he finds unacceptable – and incompatible with those of the Catholic Church.
On Wednesday, D’Arcy said he never asked or suggested Snyderman be dropped from commencement, only that he would not attend.
Snyderman was stunned by Kriss’ decision and said D’Arcy took the news report out of scientific context.
If that is true then why has she not come out and said that she is totally against abortion to set the record straight? This defense seems pretty weak. If someone had accused me unjustly of being for abortion I sure would want to set the record straight with the truth.
The university erred by scheduling people with different views to speak on the same podium, Kriss said.
So if Bishop D’Arcy had not been invited then Snyderman speaking would have been OK?
D’Arcy was to receive an honorary degree and make brief remarks, as is U.S. Rep. Mark Souder, R-3rd District.
“We did not research the situation to the extent we should have, and I take full responsibility for this mistake,” Kriss said. The university will develop better procedures in the future.
Kriss apologized to Snyderman and D’Arcy.
“I want everyone to know that our action, although necessary for the university, was not directed at her personally,” Kriss said.
If I were in her shoes, I might have clarified my anti-abortion position, and possibly consulted with a canon lawyer about slander. On the other hand, she insists she is pro-life, but if nobody is willing to give her a hearing, what would be the purpose in spattering more mud on the university and the bishop. She might be acting graciously, where you or I might have liked to see the powers that be twist in the wind a bit.
What annoyed me more about Snyderman is that she didn[t bother to get the facts straight about the septuplets that she was commenting on. These babies were NOT IVF-ET babies – they were the result of hyper ovulation caused by fertility drugs. Also, her doctor did not see the multiple follicles or he would have advised them to skip trying to conceive that cycle.
D’Arcy and Kriss embarrassed the city and college. Snyderman is a Fort Wayne native and has given generously of her time and money on many community projects and events. She is a wonderful women and would have provided an inspiration at the graduation. D’Arcy wants to be a wistleblower now, but where was he the past 25 years when all the priest child abuse was goine on?
The IVF treatment focuses on more eggs being fertilized so chances increase for pregnancy as well as muliple births. Teh sork will deliver soon. Not a fortune cookie but the absolute possible truth. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize your new child’s room from your dreams, conscious, and videos, and is without a superior in that regard. The procedure’s strengths are its effectiveness. If those sound compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.