Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ speech to Georgetown University graduates Friday was briefly interrupted when a protester stood up and yelled that she was a “murderer,” a reference to her pro-abortion stance, the Washington Post reported.
As the man shouted, others in the audience booed loudly in an apparent effort to drown him out. Security personnel escorted the man away and Sebelius continued her speech, earning applause as she did so.
According to the Post, Sebelius did not discuss the 2010 health care overhaul or the Obama administration’s controversial stance on contraception in her remarks at the Washington, D.C. university. Catholic church leaders had argued it was inappropriate for Sebelius to speak at the Jesuit institution after writing the mandate that employers, including most religious ones, be required to provide contraception coverage for their employees.