A Victory for the Christian Schools Project: Sacred Heart University in Connecticut

Caroline Wharton - 30 Mar 2022

Since 2019, Students for Life of America’s (SFLA) Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement has conducted research and rated 784 Christian schools across the country to identify any ties between these Christian institutions to the nation’s largest abortion vendor, Planned Parenthood.  

Over the course of SFLA’s Christian Schools project, 38 Christian colleges and universities (which amounted to about 1 in 3 schools) broke ties with Planned Parenthood. This number includes four more victories since our December 8th, 2021 study publication date.  

(To read our full research findings, click HERE.)  

Sacred Heart University, a Catholic institution in Connecticut, is one of them. Sacred Heart was initially given a D-grade for their three infractions as schools with three infractions were considered to be in a “strong relationship” with Planned Parenthood. The first infraction was the promotion of Planned Parenthood as a pandemic fatigue resource.  See screenshot of infraction below:

Sacred Heart University

The second infraction was the promotion of Planned Parenthood as an applied practice experience for a 2020-2021 student. See screenshot of infraction below:

Sacred Heart University

The third infraction was the promotion of Planned Parenthood’s services through their student portal. See screenshot of infraction below: 

Sacred Heart University

However, on February 25th, 2022, while doing post-publication research on the Christian schools that were found to have a relationship with Planned Parenthood, SFLA researchers found that searches for Planned Parenthood no longer bore results on Sacred Heart University’s website. Therefore, Sacred Heart University’s rating has been updated to an A-grade Christian school. See screenshot below:

Sacred Heart University

The purpose of the Christian Schools Project was to call all Christian colleges and universities back to the biblical value of affirming life from conception to natural death. SFLA applauds Sacred Heart University’s efforts to kick Planned Parenthood off their campus, and we hope to see the other 65 Christian colleges and universities who still hold to their relationship with Planned Parenthood follow suit.  

To read more about and take action on the Christian Schools Project click HERE.  

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