University of Wisconsin Co-Sponsors Pro-Abortion Forum With Planned Parenthood
by Steven Ertelt
July 22, 2010
Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — After having been the subject of many months of criticism for building a new second-trimester abortion center, the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority is now facing criticism for co-sponsoring an event with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business.
An open records request, conducted by Pro-Life Wisconsin, revealed a $2,000 check written to sponsor a day-long summit purportedly focusing on Wisconsin womens health.
The $2,000 check was written by the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority [UWHCA], and in return, University of Wisconsin Health was listed as a sponsor.
PLW officials told LifeNews.com today that the Wisconsin Womens Health Policy Summit, held this past May, included presenters such as Nicole Safar and Lorraine Lathen of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and promoted abortion under the guise of reproductive health.
Planned Parenthood was also a sponsor of the event along with the University of Wisconsin.
Donna Katen-Bahensky, president of UWHCA, approved the sponsorship, according to emails the pro-life organization obtained.
Parents need to know that when they send their child to UW for a degree, particularly for a medical degree, there will be exposure to and high pressure to conform to an extreme abortion agenda, said Virginia Zignego, communications director and a UW-Madison graduate. This is just another example of our state-funded University of Wisconsin pushing chemical and surgical abortion.
When will the flow of money into pro-abortion coffers end? asked Peggy Hamill, state director. Nine of my children have attended UW schools, and as a parent and taxpayer, I am disgusted with this attempted indoctrination of our youth into pro-abortion extremism.
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