Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Christian University Cuts Ties With Planned Parenthood After Pro-Life Students Protest

In a huge win for the Students for Life group at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, the school has officially cut ties with the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

In an email to the campus today (full text below), Whitworth University president Beck Taylor wrote: ­­­­­“I recently instructed the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement not to renew that relationship. This is the only formal partnership the university currently has with Planned Parenthood. At the end of the current academic year, Whitworth will no longer offer credit-bearing service-learning placements or internships with the organization.”

Whitworth University bills itself as a Christian school of higher education.

“The school deserves credit for cutting Planned Parenthood from their campus community and providing an example of a Christian university making an attempt to educate and support students, rather than send them to the nation’s largest abortion provider,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.

In October 2016, the Students for Life group at Whitworth University petitioned the school to sever their relationship with Planned Parenthood. The school offered for-credit internships and was listed as a ‘community partner’ on their website. . . .
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1 comment :

Monica Heck said...

Good for them!