Catholic college places grads at Planned Parenthood

Catholic college places grads at Planned Parenthood

You’d think that a Catholic university “in the Jesuit and Mercy tradition” might realize that sending its graduates to work for an organization that has the murder of children as a central mission is a violation of those very principles. So then why is University of Detroit Mercy listing Planned Parenthood on its career placement web site?

The “Career Education Center” UDM website lists Planned Parenthood as a career opportunity for students.  Pointing to the website for Planned Parenthood, the UDM career website suggests that Planned Parenthood “Lists dozens of clinical and non-clinical positions at Planned Parenthood clinics and similar organizations.” (see: )

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the United States. They murdered 255,015 children by surgical abortion in 2005, and that doesn’t include the countless others killed by chemical abortion.

This is like Hebrew University listing the local Nazi Party branch on its career placement web site.

Unfortunately, the college has already placed a graduate at an abortuary, who now works as a “clinician.”

Meanwhile the Women’s Studies department also links to Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action League on its web page, as well as the National Organization for Women.

This reminds me of the blogstorm back in late 2002/early 2003 when I first posted that University of San Francisco was linking to abortion clinics from its “pregnancy help information” page for students. I then found similar information on a number of other Catholic college web sites, including Boston College. That lead to an article in Catholic World Report. When the furor had peaked, the schools took the links and pages down. I figured it was only a matter of time before such things came back. Time for another blogstorm.

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  • A decade ago Call to Holiness activists in Detroit started a long series of protests against a wide range of pro-abortion and anti-Catholic things going at at this university. I wrote about some of the major abuses when I was editor of a Catholic newspaper in Ann Arbor.

    We found most people really don’t much care about any of it, beginning with Cardinal Adam Maida and his staff.  UDM, as I understand it, has an auxiliary bishop on its board.

    Some of the prominent UDM alumni and higher officials at the school were very much on board with the leftist politics there and the outrageous dissent.

    The worst offenders there are tenured professors and they are totally untouchable as long as the school is supported by the cardinal, who generally castigates those who criticize the school. I’ve heard the archdiocese is going to have UDM be a home for classes leading to a pastoral education certificate.

    No “blogstorm” is going to make any difference at this school.

    What Detroit needs is a new bishop who will take his responsibility seriously and demand reform at UDM.

  • Thanks for posting this story. I am actually a senior undergraduate student at UDM.  I forwarded this story and many others like it from the blogosphere to the president of the university. He knows me personally and I hope he will respond to my email.  I would like to say that I think the university is starting to take steps in the right direction, but it really is hard to reign in tenured faculty.  I think the university has actually become more Catholic since I started as a freshman 3 years ago. Hopefully the school will start to shape up even more.

    I love your blog by the way and read it almost daily with a select other few.  Thank you.