Catholic Alverno College Under Fire for Linking Students to Pro-Abortion Groups
by Steven Ertelt
August 30, 2010
Milwaukee, WI (LifeNews.com) — Alverno College in Wisconsin is a Catholic school, but it is coming under fire for violating the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church and linking students to pro-abortion activist groups. The school has the motto to "change the world" but one organization wants it to change its policies promoting abortion.
TFP Student Action has alerted pro-life advocates to links on the Alverno College web site that channel students to abortion advocacy groups.
More than 15,000 students and parents have politely requested that the Catholic college founded by the School Sisters of St. Francis delete the links, but TFP told LifeNews.com today that the links remain up and running.
The college lists pro-abortion groups like the Center for Reproductive Health, National Organization for Women (NOW), EMILY’s List, and many more.
"You can’t be a true Catholic and at the same time favor abortion," said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie.
He added, "It betrays the very mission of a Catholic institution. So, we’ve decided to intensify our prayers and protest until all the pro-abortion links are gone."
One of the groups linked to Alverno College’s web site is called Radical Women. This organization bills itself as "a trailblazing socialist feminist organization," and its web site not only promotes communist ideology but also partial birth abortion.
After TFP Student Action started notifying people of the problematic links in June, Alverno College merely removed a few links and posted a disclaimer stating: "The views expressed in these weblinks do not necessarily reflect the views of the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls."
However, according to TFP spokesman John Ritchie, "the disclaimer is just window dressing."
Ritchie applauded two Catholic institutions, Rosemont College and the University of Detroit Mercy, which recently took down links to pro-abortion groups that were listed on their web sites.
ACTION: Contact Alverno College at https://www.alverno.edu/about_alverno/contact.html to request that links to pro-abortion organizations be removed from its web site.
Related web sites:
TFP Student Action – https://www.tfpstudentaction.org
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