Boston College Law School Criticized for Linking to Planned Parenthood Web Site
by Steven Ertelt
October 4, 2010
Boston, MA (LifeNews.com) — Boston College Law School is coming under criticism for linking to a Planned Parenthood abortion business on its web site under "pro bono organizations." The Catholic institution currently lists the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts on its web site and one group hopes the link will disappear soon.
TFP Student Action director John Ritchie pointed LifeNews.com to the web link to Planned Parenthood.
Boston College Law School classifies Planned Parenthood as a "public interest organization."
"Here you will find lists of organizations that sponsor law-related pro bono activities in Massachusetts. We encourage you to contact those organizations whose work aligns with your own personal mission of service, and to make the time available to contribute to their work in a meaningful way," the BC web site says.
Ritchie said Boston College should follow the example of several other Catholic universities — including Regis University, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame de Namur University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Marquette Law School, Rosemont College, and the University of Detroit Mercy.
They all listed Planned Parenthood on their web sites until the links received attention in Catholic and pro-life circles and were the subjects of TFP Student Action protests.
"Why is Boston College encouraging its law students to get involved with the largest abortion provider in America?" Ritchie asked. "Activity that deliberately claims innocent life and promotes the culture of death should be off limits at Boston College and every Catholic university."
TFP Student Action has launched an e-protest addressed to Fr. William P. Leahy, S.J., president of Boston College.
ACTION: Contact Boston College Law School, Prof. George D. Brown, Interim Dean, Stuart House M307, (617) 552-4340, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Fr. William P. Leahy, S.J., president, Botolph House, 18 Old Colony Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, 617-552-3250, email@example.com
Related web sites:
TFP Student Action – http://www.tfpstudentaction.org
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