Sunday, March 1, 2020
Recently some pro-family advocates presented a petition to Professor Mary Ann Glendon in her capacity as chairing the U.S. State Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights. Although I had not signed the petition or authorized my signature to be attached to it, the organizers added my name. When I called the mistake to their attention, they promptly removed my name, although by then media coverage of the petition had mentioned me as a signatory. The error was, I have no doubt, an innocent one, since I am well-known to be in sympathy with the organizers' principal aims. I am grateful to them for promptly rectifying it.