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University Of Alabama Releases Emails Regarding Donor's Rejected Gift

"Our decision was never about the issue of abortion," the university said as it released emails that are from, to and about mega-donor Hugh Culverhouse Jr.

The University of Alabama has released a series of internal emails regarding mega-donor Hugh Culverhouse Jr., saying the documents back the university's contention that its rejection of Culverhouse's $21.5 million gift had nothing to do his stance against Alabama's strict abortion law. Culverhouse had also called for prospective students to boycott the school.

"Our decision was never about the issue of abortion," the university said as it released emails that are from, to and about Culverhouse. Instead, the school said, the decision was "about ending the continued outside interference by the donor."

In response to the university's release of the email records, Culverhouse said he's glad they emerged — and he contends that the emails back his

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