Planned Parenthood Targets College Students for March for "Choice"

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 22, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Targets College Students for March for "Choice"

by Paul Nowak Staff Writer
November 22, 2003

Washington, DC ( — In an attempt to recruit college students to join the March for Freedom of Choice, Planned Parenthood President Gloria Feldt will host a news conference for all college newspaper reporters via telephone December 2.

According to the news release, Feldt wants to motivate students to support abortion by participating in and helping organize the March for Freedom of Choice in Washington, DC, on April 25.

"The rights that today’s college students have grown up with and take for granted are now under attack," states the news release heralding the conference. "The fundamental right to abortion could soon disappear with a single conservative appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court."

She may not find as much support as in years past. Pro-life collegiate groups point to a shrinking number of college students who back abortion.

"Our generation has a different view of abortion. Every college student today is a survivor of Roe v. Wade," said Kelly Kroll, president of American Collegians for Life.

Kroll, a senior at Boston College, cited a UCLA poll released in January that showed support for abortion amongst college students has dropped drop from 67% to a bare majority of 51% in just ten years.

Kroll said outreach to college students is critical.

"One in three abortions are committed on college-age women. That’s why American Collegians for Life unites pro-life student leaders from across the country for our national conference timed around the March for Life," said Kroll.

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