Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pro-lifers Give “avalanche of negative response” to Catholic University Hosting Abortionist


By Carole Novielli
Live Action News

A Catholic University has rescheduled an event featuring a Planned Parenthood speaker after pro-lifers expressed outrage over the event as well as the way it was promoted.

According to the Cardinal Newman Society, the Seattle Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Justice (an unofficial student group at Seattle University) planned to host an “Catholicism and Full Spectrum Reproductive Healthcare: One Provider’s Perspective” in late February. After doing some research, the Society discovered the speaker to be Dr. Sara Pentlicky, an abortionist from Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, who was to share “her personal story about growing up Catholic and her experience offering full spectrum reproductive care.”
According to reports, Pentlicky had planned to discuss her personal journey as a Catholic who became a “reproductive health care provider” (a.k.a. abortionist) but claimed she was not going to speak as a representative for Planned Parenthood.

The event angered several Catholic pro-life leaders. John Pisciotta, director of Pro-life Waco and founder of Hometown Pro-life Action Facebook page, says the promotional flyers for the event were “blasphemous” because they showed a rosary with an IUD in place of a crucifix.

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Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life, told the Newman Society, “It’s hard to believe that this sacrilegious flyer is coming from a Catholic university, and that a Planned Parenthood speaker has been invited to address students. Students who choose Catholic colleges, and the parents who help pay the tuition, are looking for an education that is consistent with their faith.”

Students for Life member and junior Theology major, Gabriela Johnson told the Seattle Spectator, “Right away I was offended by it because I myself am Catholic and the rosary is something we hold to be sacred.”

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