Students For Life Criticizes Marquette University For Promoting Planned Parenthood

Brenna Lewis - 20 Apr 2020

‘Catholic universities should always stand for the dignity of human life. Marquette must do better,’ said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.


Responding to news that Marquette University, a Catholic university, tweeted a photo promoting a student working at Planned Parenthood, Kristan Hawkins stated, “Christian universities have a unique mission to ensure their students understand and fight for the dignity of the preborn and the sanctity of human life. Marquette should be ashamed of itself for promoting Planned Parenthood and for thinking that they should be proud that a student works for the nation’s largest abortion vendor.”

It’s unclear if the student is receiving internship credit for working at Planned Parenthood, but it is possible. The department website for her major lists opportunities for receiving credit for internships.

Students for Life and Students for Life Action have been active in trying to sever the relationship between Christian universities and Planned Parenthood.

We successfully convinced Seattle UniversityEdgewood College, and the College of St. Scholastica to remove Planned Parenthood from its websites. We also pushed for Notre Dame-Maryland to distance itself from an event where former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was slated to speak. That event was canceled due to the coronavirus.

Hawkins regularly speaks at Catholic universities about the importance of abolishing abortion, including Boston College and Notre Dame.

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Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1200 groups on college, universities and high school campuses in all 50 states.

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