Students for Life of America released a new investigation that exposes ties between 25 Christian universities and the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood.
A few even describe Planned Parenthood as a “trusted resource” on their websites, the pro-life organization found, according to Campus Reform.
Students for Life published an initial report in March, but the organization plans to release more details from its investigation in the coming months.
“There is an unholy partnership between a number of Christian schools and the abortion industry,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of the organization, in a statement. “We want to equip pro-life advocates to take action and encourage schools to disentangle themselves from Big Abortion.”
Together with pro-life students at the schools, Students for Life is exposing these connections and urging school leaders to cut off ties to the abortion industry.
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Some already have.
Of the 25 Christian schools in its initial report, two responded to pro-life advocates’ concerns and ended their connections to Planned Parenthood: Messiah College and St. Francis University, both in Pennsylvania, according to the organization.
According to the investigation, some schools advertise Planned Parenthood as a resource to students on their websites or in materials. Others host events for students with the abortion chain, promote internships and jobs at Planned Parenthood or incorporate Planned Parenthood into medical school rotations.
The pro-life group is in the process of compiling a comprehensive map that details the Christian schools supporting abortion, documented by red flags, and the Christian schools who have cut ties with Planned Parenthood.
After conducting its investigation, Students for Life sent formal letters to schools with ties to Planned Parenthood urging them to “kick the abortion giant to the curb.” Since the letters were received, a handful of universities have cut ties with Planned Parenthood. Students for Life calls these “Christian School Victories” and documents these schools on the map with purple, rather than red, flags. The site gives many examples, such as “Lubbock Christian University, a school affiliated with the churches of Christ in Texas, agreed to remove Planned Parenthood from their website as a resource to students.”
Schools identified as still having connections to Planned Parenthood include:
American University (D.C.), Methodist
Augsburg University (MN), Lutheran
Augustana College (IL), Lutheran
California Lutheran University (CA), Lutheran
Drury University (MO), United Church of Christ
Eckerd College (FL), Presbyterian
Emory University (GA), Methodist Episcopal
Fordham University (NY), Catholic
Luther College (IA), Lutheran
Macalester College (MN), Presbyterian
McKendree University (IL), United Methodist
New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NJ)
Ohio Wesleyan (OH), United Methodist
Oklahoma City University (OK), United Methodist
Paine College (GA), Methodist
Roanoke College (VA), Lutheran
Saint Joseph’s University (PA), Catholic
Saint Norbert College (WI), Catholic
Southwestern University (TX), United Methodist
Trinity Washington University (D.C.), Catholic
University of Indianapolis (IN), United Methodist
University of Lynchburg (VA), Disciples of Christ
West Virginia Wesleyan (WV), United Methodist
Students for Life aims to document every Christian school in the U.S. that partners with the abortion chain in some capacity. Thus far, the pro-life organization has examined more than 700 colleges and universities.
“It is crucial that colleges and universities that claim an affiliation with the Christian faith and Biblical values do not contradict those values by partnering with or promoting perpetrators of abortion violence,” Hawkins said.