Planned Parenthood Commends Boston College’s Choice of Commencement Speaker

The Boston affiliate of Planned Parenthood has endorsed Boston College’s choice of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as the 2013 commencement speaker. Kenny has supported legislation to loosen Ireland’s abortion restrictions – legislation that has been condemned by Ireland’s bishops.

In a Boston Globe story, former state representative Marty Walz, President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts described the choice of Kenny as an “appropriate commencement speaker.”

“It is disappointing that a measure to provide health care to a woman whose life is in danger would draw protest in Massachusetts,” said Walz.