On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the Notre Dame Right to Life club will be sponsoring an event featuring congressman Marlin Stutzman. The event is part of the club’s lecture series, which brings prominent speakers to campus several times a year. The lecture is open to the general public.
Stutzman has represented Indiana’s 3rd District as a member of the House of Representatives since 2010. According to his website, he is a fourth-generation farmer from Howe, Indiana, and is a co-owner of Stutzman Farms, a true family-farming operation. He works with his father, brothers, and brother-in-law to grow soybeans, green beans, and seed corn.
Stutzman is passionate about his pro-life stance, as he was quoted on his website saying:
“The Declaration of Independence boldly declares that we are created with the unalienable rights of ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ Our Founding Fathers put life first and, as a pro-life conservative, I do too.”
However, Stutzman also has personal experience in the pro-life arena. His mother was 17 when she found out she was pregnant with him and she almost chose to abort her pregnancy. During his lecture, Stutzman will elaborate on his personal pro-life story, share what led him to strong beliefs in the pro-life cause, and describe what it’s like to work for a pro-life culture within American politics.
The event on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, will be from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in room 155 of DeBartolo Hall. There is no cost to attend. More information about Martin Stutzman can be found on his website. Information about the Notre Dame Right to Life Club, including upcoming lectures and seminars, can be found on their website.