Washington D.C., Jul 12, 2023 / 13:15 pm
A sociology professor at the University of Notre Dame is suing an independent student newspaper there over reports that depicted her as supportive of abortion rights, with the instructor claiming that the paper misrepresented her on multiple occasions.
Tamara Kay filed the suit against The Irish Rover in response to two articles, one from October and one from March, that reported on the professor’s pro-abortion activism, including her alleged efforts to help students obtain both emergency contraception and abortifacients.
The lawsuit, filed in St. Joseph County, Indiana, alleges that the reports “falsely attribut[e]” statements to her that “are defamatory per se and establish a willful intent to portray [her] in a negative and disparaging manner.”
Kay’s filing cites numerous quotes and details in the reports that the professor says were inaccurate, including a description of a sign on her university office door that, according to The Rover, offered students assistance with procuring abortion drugs.