Over 20,000 students and parents have politely asked Seattle University, a Catholic Jesuit-run university, not to promote student internships for Planned Parenthood. The formal request also calls for the removal of several web site links that channel students to abortion advocacy groups.
Despite the large number of complaints, however, Planned Parenthood is still listed on the university’s web site and the pro-abortion links remain up and running. Abortion advocacy groups currently listed under “get involved” include: Feminist Majority Foundation, Legal Momentum, National Organization for Women (NOW), and National Organization for Women, Seattle Chapter.
More Pro-Life Leaders Speak Out
Since TFP Student Action started its peaceful protest in February, a group of 16 national pro-life leaders, led by The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) and Students for Life of America (SFLA), sent a letter to the president of Seattle University calling on him to put an end to the institution’s connections to Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion organizations.
Among the pro-life groups opposing this scandal are Priests for Life, Human Life International, Susan B. Anthony List, Concerned Women for America, Live Action, Human Life Alliance, Catholics United for the Faith, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, and Culture of Life Foundation.
Let’s Double the Protest
“We will continue this protest until Planned Parenthood and all the pro-abortion links are gone,” said TFP Student Action Director John Ritchie. “The average webmaster could remove those links in about five minutes or less. One cannot be a true Catholic and support abortion. It’s contradictory.”
“Boston College, Rosemont College and the University of Detroit Mercy [all Catholic] removed links to pro-abortion groups on their web sites,” continued Ritchie. “Yet, Seattle has not done so, giving scandal to students who are faithful to Catholic teaching on abortion.”
Spread the word: Ask your pro-life friends to speak out against this scandal. You can be the voice of the unborn by asking Seattle University to delete every pro-abortion group on its web site today.
Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ
Seattle University, President
901 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
E-mail: [email protected]
Please note: Always be respectful and polite when contacting members of the hierarchy.
Archdiocese of Seattle
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain D.D., S.T.L.
710 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104