(By Jessilyn Justice, Charisma News.) Presbyterian-affiliated Whitworth University openly partners with the area’s Planned Parenthood, according to several reports.
The same students who are encouraged to be dedicated Christian scholars are also given the opportunity to work with the local abortion clinic.
“They are not equipping their graduates to be Christians and follow Christ,” Katie Lodjic of Students for Life of America tells One News Now.
In an editorial for the university’s newspaper, student James Silberman writes:
Whitworth referring pregnant women to Planned Parenthood is tantamount to referring them for an abortion. There are three pregnancy-specific services provided to pregnant women by Planned Parenthood, according to Planned Parenthood data reports: prenatal care, adoption referral and abortion. In 2014-2015, 94 percent of their pregnancy related services (323,999 out of 343,422) were abortions. The organization does everything they can to steer women toward abortion by giving each of their facilities an abortion quota according to former employees. …
The Whitworthian editorial — Whitworth: Cut ties with Planned Parenthood
Whitworth University is a member institution of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Any institution, any organization, any company, any religious denomination that experiences a 75% membership or population loss over a 4 to 5 decade span will sooner or later come to embrace death and nihilism as an acceptable option to life. The general PCUSA culture of death has infected all aspects and all relationships to other institutions in its associations.
It is no surprise a PCUSA related college would embrace abortion services as a condition of it’s faith. Much like the PCUSA advocacy of end of life options, assisted suicide laws, “death with dignity” drives, as now pertains to Oregon is again no surprise. For the message of the institution to the culture at large is, “we are dying, come join us in our dying” Be that at conception, birth, end of life, really is transparent. Life, careers, families really have no value outside of their definition or control. Don’t like the traditional views of marriage, fine, we’ll just change the definition. You no longer count. The unborn are of course the least able to vocalize their person hood or value. In the PCUSA ecosystem, they are non-persons, hence do not exist. So if mellenial females at an associated PCUSA institution seek to end a pregnancy, yes that is a covered option under the Pension Plan and I am sure the college health care plan. Death and nihilism is indeed an option on the table at any time.
And that passes as faith in the entity.
There is a difference between a “Christian university” and a PCUSA-affiliated university.