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Program at nation’s largest Catholic university publicizes Planned Parenthood jobs

December 11, 2009

The international studies program at the nation’s largest Catholic university has publicized four job openings at the International Planned Parenthood Federation since 2007, according to the university’s web site. Founded by Vincentians in 1898, Chicago-based DePaul University has 24,352 students, 15,782 of whom are undergraduates.

In addition:

  • Planned Parenthood is “a good place to call if you need information about birth control, safer sex or the morning after pill,” according to the teacher guide for a play produced by DePaul University’s theatre school.
  • The university’s theatre school has profiled an alumna who “did a voiceover for Planned Parenthood,” providing a link to her work
  • Dr. Ellen Benjamin, a member of the leadership team of DePaul University’s Center to Advance Education for Adults, has “served as an employee, co-founder and trustee of nonprofit organizations such as The American Friends Service Committee, Planned Parenthood and The Midwest Women's Center”
  • a professor in the university’s accountacy school is a former accountant for the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut

  • On the other hand, the university’s president in 2007 rejected an honorary degree candidate because the candidate served on the board of Planned Parenthood, according to minutes of the April 4 faculty council meeting. At the same meeting, it was announced that “contraceptives are now covered by PPO health coverage at DePaul.”


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