Students for Life of America is launching a new initiative that focuses on removing the abortion industry from Christian colleges and universities across the country. This is important because the abortion industry targets college-aged women. The Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s research arm, reports that women aged 18-24 make up 42% of abortions in the United States. This is precisely why Planned Parenthood builds its facilities close to college campuses. A study by Students for Life of America found that 78.8% of Planned Parenthood facilities were located less than five miles from a college campus.
As part of this initiative, we discovered that McKendree University, a Christian college in Lebanon, Illinois hosted two events with Planned Parenthood.
Here is where Planned Parenthood is on the school website:
- Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region presented at an event on campus: https://www.mckendree.edu/calendar/index.php?eID=411
- An Open Forum with Planned Parenthood of Southwest Illinois was hosted on campus: https://www.mckendree.edu/student-life/social-justice-equity-committee.php
Christian colleges should be standing with preborn babies and for human dignity. We want to urge McKendree University President Dobbins to no longer allow Planned Parenthood to participate in campus events.
We need your help to contact President Dobbins to urge McKendree University to cut ties with Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion vendor. Take action by calling and emailing the college using our Digital Action Center here.