PETITION: Call on Catholic university president to cancel Planned Parenthood fundraiser

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An official campus group of Loyola Marymount University (LMU), the Women in Politics group, is scheduled to host a fundraising event on behalf of Planned Parenthood THIS COMING FRIDAY, November 5th, 2021.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which calls on LMU's president, Dr. Timothy Snyder, to cancel the event.

This decision should not be too hard to make.

As most people know, Planned Parenthood kills more unborn babies by abortion than any other organization in the United States - more than 330,000 per year (latest stats, 2017).

So, by giving Planned Parenthood space on the university's campus for a fundraiser, Loyola Marymount University would be tacitly endorsing the abortion behemoth, to students, alumni, staff, and the general public.

But, Planned Parenthood must be opposed, not endorsed!

And, it's not only we who are saying this, but the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Indeed, the USCCB has produced an excellent, updated (2019) fact-sheet on Planned Parenthood.

The headings of the bishops' fact-sheet, which are reproduced below, explain exactly why Planned Parenthood must be opposed by all Catholics and people of good will:

  • 1. PPFA is the largest abortion provider in the U.S.
  • 2. Every Planned Parenthood affiliate must perform abortions.
  • 3. Planned Parenthood provides 28 times more abortions than birth-oriented services.
  • 4. Planned Parenthood promotes risky RU-486 abortions that have killed young women.
  • 5. Planned Parenthood fights even modest laws to reduce or regulate abortions.
  • 6. Planned Parenthood doesn't believe in a “right to choose” against abortion.
  • 7. Planned Parenthood is not “pro-choice” for women.
  • 8. Planned Parenthood’s role in serving women’s health is compromised at best, and is better taken over by others.
  • 9. “Nonprofit” Planned Parenthood reaps enormous revenues, including tax revenues.
  • 10. Even as Planned Parenthood’s government funding has increased, the number of medical services it provides has decreased—but not abortions.
  • 11. Planned Parenthood promotes risky “emergency contraception” to minors.
  • 12. Planned Parenthood has promoted abortions worldwide, even where it is illegal.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition!

In the context of a "fundraiser," number 9 on the bishops' list must be given special attention. To reiterate: “Nonprofit” Planned Parenthood reaps enormous revenues, including tax revenues (i.e., taxpayer dollars).

LMU proclaims itself to be "institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism," which is totally opposed to abortion and the promotion of abortion. And, LMU also claims that one pillar of its mission is to be at "the service of faith and the promotion of justice," which, again, is diametrically opposed to abortion and the promotion of abortion. [See the university's website below to read more.]

Therefore, LMU President, Timothy Snyder, should be encouraged to do the right thing and cancel this event which is an affront to the Church and to genuine justice.

It is clear that by allowing a fundraiser for the United States' largest abortion franchise to take place on campus, LMU would not only be causing grave scandal to its students, alumni, staff and the general public, but the university would also be going against its own principles.

Finally, it must be noted, here, that about two years ago, the president of another Jesuit-run university (Seattle University), Fr. Stephen Sundborg, SJ, had references to Planned Parenthood removed from his school's health website.

We now call on President Snyder to emulate Fr. Sundborg by canceling the scheduled Planned Parenthood fundraiser.

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING today!

After signing, please take a few minutes to call Loyola Marymount to politely, but firmly, voice your opposition to the university hosting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser on campus. Thank you!

The best number for President Snyder's office is: (310) 338-2775

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Catholic university under fire for plans to host Planned Parenthood fundraiser' - https://www.liveaction.org/news/catholic-university-planned-parenthood-fundraiser/

LMU's Mission webpage: https://www.lmu.edu/about/mission/

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