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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 05:23 AM

Nebraska GOP rejects former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey as graduation speaker on abortion stance

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The Nebraska Republican Party wants a Jesuit college in Omaha to rescind its invitation asking former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey to speak at its commencement, citing his position on abortion.

The state party's executive director, Ryan Hamilton, released a statement Thursday saying Creighton University should find a different commencement speaker and "take a stand for their pro-life values."

The university declined to comment.

"Creighton is a Jesuit institution formally affiliated with the Catholic Church, one of the country's most consistent and reliable advocates for pro-life causes," Hamilton said. "Nebraska is a pro-life state and Republicans are a pro-life party."

He said Kerrey voted against banning late-term abortions while in the Senate, calling him a "pro-abortion advocate."

Read more: https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/nebraska-gop-rejects-graduation-speaker-on-abortion-stance/article_16d24589-8f21-5f2f-a39b-fa791aad8eb2.html

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