Seth Udinski, FISM News
Throughout the past month, the Roman Catholic institution Loyola Marymount University has come under fire from Roman Catholics and Protestants alike for holding a fundraising event for the notorious pro-abortion organization Planned Parenthood. The university hosted the event for Planned Parenthood on Nov. 5.
Loyola Marymount tried to justify this baffling move with a statement:
The events, actions, or positions of student organizations, including Women in Politics, are not endorsed by the university. However, the existence of these student organizations and their activities are living examples that LMU embraces its mission, commitments, and the complexities of free and honest discourse.
Understandably, many students and staff were enraged at this. Loyola Marymount undergrad and graduate alumnus Samantha Stephenson said:
A Catholic university should honor and defend the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, at the heart of which is the principle of human dignity. For the University to not only permit, but host and financially support a fundraiser for the country’s largest provider of abortion is shameful…If this were a fundraiser for the KKK, a group seeking to marginalize the homeless, or an anti-immigration group, there is no way it would be tolerated. It is deeply disturbing that the University refuses to extend the same defense of human dignity to the unborn.
Planned Parenthood is one of the largest killers of unborn babies in the world. According to its own statistical analysis, the organization performed over 350,000 abortions in the two years of 2019 and 2020.
Note: In its original version, this article mistakenly referred to Loyola Marymount University as another Catholic institution, Loyola Chicago.