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Detroit Catholic college’s web site lists Planned Parenthood as ‘career and professional resource’

December 14, 2009

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is listed as a “career and professional resource” within the women’s and gender studies discipline on the University of Detroit Mercy’s web site.

“The Women's Studies Mission is global in its pursuit of equality, justice and humanity for all,” according to the web page, which lists Planned Parenthood as one of nine “career and professional resources” and describes it as the “best known pro-choice organization in the U.S. Provides information about planned parenthood, AIDS, Congressional action, and more.”

The web page on which Planned Parenthood is listed “is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM,” according to a note at the bottom of the web page. “The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University.”

Founded by the Society of Jesus and Sisters of Mercy, the university, which dates back to 1877, has 5,725 students, 3,272 of whom are undergraduates.


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  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Dec. 15, 2009 2:40 PM ET USA

    In addition to the link to Planned Parenthood, there is also a link to NOW. Absent is any link to any professional organization of Catholic women. That shouts volumes about the orthodoxy of the women's studies department at UDM.