TCU offering course credits for PP internships
Students for Life of America (SLA) – one of the nation’s largest pro-life college campus activist groups – announced that TCU’s history department sent out an email blast to its students offering them three credits if they participate as an intern with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (PPGT) during the semester.
SLA President Kristan Hawkins blasted TCU for encouraging its students to join the internship program, which essentially requires them to promote and align themselves with the pro-abortion stance of Planned Parenthood – a position that denounced in the Bible, which condemns the killing of innocent preborn children.
“It is a disgrace for a large Christian university to offer credit for an internship at the largest abortion provider in the nation,” Hawkins argued, according to The Christian Post. “Instead of educating and equipping students on how to persuasively discuss the pro-life viewpoint and help women in crisis, they instead reward students for spending valuable time volunteering for an organization that ends the lives of over 325,000 innocent human beings a year.”
She went on to address the hypocrisy taking place at TCU, which touts itself as a higher learning education rooted in the Bible that is dedicated to teaching its principles to students.
“And just think of the parents who thought their child would be receiving a valuable Christian-focused education at a private school,” Hawkins added. “They are paying over $53,500 a year to be swindled.”
Many pro-life advocates are very concerned that TCU – a Disciples of Christ-affiliated school located in Fort Worth, Texas – is openly advocating students to serve with the scandal-plagued abortion industry giant that has a reputation for selling baby body parts and unbiblically promoting abortion to increase profits.
TCU discussed the line of duty in which prospective interns would partake once enrolled in the program, which includes promoting Planned Parenthood’s abortion-ridden past.
“As part of the internship, students will] develop a project highlighting [Planned Parenthood’s] history in Fort Worth since it was established here in 1935,” reads TCU’s email ad for the internship, which was obtained by SLA. “Their office, on John Ryan Drive about 15 minutes from campus, has a substantial archival collection of photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials.”
According to the email, participating interns will actively seek out ways to bulk up testimonials portraying America’s largest abortion business as an entity that benefits families and society at large.
“There are also opportunities for oral history, interviewing local families who have long been involved in support of PP,” TCU’s email to students continues. “TCU students could take this on as a research project for a class, or they could receive three credits of HIST 30073, Internship in Public Policy. Key themes could include local history, gender, and the history of health care. The PP office would like as a final project about a 5-10-minute visual presentation (Prezi, video, etc.) of its history, to present to other groups and organizations in Fort Worth.”
What Planned Parenthood is really about
Quite different than the rendition of its history that TCU and Planned Parenthood is recruiting Christian college students to portray, SLA pointed out the side of the business’ not-too-distant past in Texas that it would rather remain uncovered.
“Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas was a part of the undercover project from the Center for Medical Progress, which exposed the abortion giant of haggling over the prices of body parts of babies they aborted,” SLA points out on its website.
The pro-life group then went into detail as to what really goes on behind closed doors at Planned Parenthoods in the Lone Star State.
“Dr. Amna Dermish is an abortionist for Planned Parenthood in Austin, which is part of PPGT, and she was thrilled to be trained by Dr. Deb Nucatola, the abortionist featured in the first CMP video talking about where she would crush parts of the baby during an abortion to ensure an intact baby body part to sell,” SLA continues on its site. “When Dr. Dermish was asked about harvesting a fetal brain, she notes, ‘I haven’t been able to do that yet,’ but exclaims with laughter, ‘This will give me something to strive for!'”
Excusing abortion in the name of cultural awareness?
In defense of the email offer students received to take part in the Planned Parenthood internship, TCU claimed it is in the interest of promoting diversity.
“[TCU] strives to provide diverse learning opportunities for students to effectively prepare them for the global community,” a TCU spokesperson told TheBlaze.
The representative of TCU went on to ignore the Christian tenets of the university and give an explanation rooted in moral relativism to excuse its promotion of the Planned Parenthood internship.
“The university offers many internships in any given semester, and does not support political or personal statements associated with any of them,” the spokesperson insisted. “Students are encouraged to seek those that match their interests.”