“Notre Dame Protest” was formed by the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for Pro-Life Society to coordinate protest activities surrounding President Barack Obama’s scheduled commencement address at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
A key component of that effort is a pair of pro-life billboards placed on the Indiana Toll Road, one facing eastbound traffic and one facing westbound.
The billboards, which read “Notre Dame: Obama is Pro Abortion Choice—How DARE You Honor Him,” went up on Monday, May 4, two weeks before President Obama’s speech at Notre Dame and will remain up two weeks after.
The text on the billboards caused a bit of controversy as the billboard company objected to the original wording, “Barack Obama is Pro-Abortion.” They maintained that it could not be proven that Barack Obama was “pro-abortion,” but merely “pro-choice.” As such they insisted we include the word “choice.”
After trying numerous different wordings, the final wording “Barack Obama is Pro Abortion Choice” was chosen and accepted by the billboard company with the word “Abortion” in bold and underlined, thus maintaining the link between President Obama and abortion that the League wished to convey.