Last weekend, a University of Georgia (UGA) student group took a field trip to a Planned Parenthood abortion facility and a two-story adult sex store. The students were all a part of the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) and the trip was funded by the University.
According to The College Fix, SHAG told its members “our morning will start off with a regional cross dressers support group meeting … followed by a three-hour reproductive justice training at Planned Parenthood, and conclude with a stop at Inserection adult store.”
“Inserection is an adult sex shop that sells a wide variety of items, including vibrators, edible underwear, pornography, pipes and water bongs, and lingerie. At night, the downstairs portion of Inserection becomes a sex club complete with ‘gloryholes,’ according to multiple YELP reviewers, with one noting ‘this is not for the faint at heart … This place is JUMPING on the weekend for all you freaks out there.’
Before visiting Inserection, SHAG stopped at the Planned Parenthood in downtown Atlanta. There, group members participated in a three-hour “reproductive justice training” session facilitated by a SHAG alumna now employed at that location.
A Planned Parenthood representative told The College Fix by phone that the training would include “team-building activities” and a discussion about “the definition of reproductive justice,” but did not elaborate further.”
In an email, Thomas Jackson Jr., vice president for public affairs at UGA explained the importance of the trip. He said, “As future health educators and counselors, they study and learn about a wide range of matters so as to gain accurate information and learn best practices in providing health education and counseling to the public. The visit to Planned Parenthood and an adult store was chosen by the students so that they might get an understanding of the types of issues with which they’ll be working as future health educators and counselors.”
However, it is absolutely unacceptable that the University of Georgia would authorize and fund a trip to Planned Parenthood because their primary “service” to women is abortion; and abortion is not healthcare. Unfortunately, even though SHAG advertises as an impartial and “all inclusive” health education group, their actions prove otherwise. In the past, the group has protested pro-life displays on campus, and as Seitz said, “There is nothing at all impartial about trips to Planned Parenthood.”
Additionally, it’s troubling that UGA would bring students to Planned Parenthood because they’re known for strategically placing their facilities in locations believed to generate maximum profit, such as near college campuses. In fact, Students for Life of America (SFLA) found that out of an estimated 780 Planned Parenthood affiliates across America, 78.8% (615) are located within 5 miles of a college or university. And as LifeNews previously reported, 46% of Planned Parenthood’s customers are college-age women.
Thankfully, SFLA and other pro-life groups are dedicated to exposing Planned Parenthood for what they really are– an abortion business that cares more about the $450 they receive from each abortion, than the health and safety of women.