Texas Christian University Offers Students Credit for Planned Parenthood Internship
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Sep 01
Texas Christian University is under fire for offering students credit for completing an internship with Planned Parenthood. According to The Christian Post, an email was sent to history students at the university, offering an opportunity to work with archived documents for the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
The email read, "Their office, on John Ryan Drive about 15 minutes from campus, has a substantial archival collection of photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials. There are also opportunities for oral history, interviewing local families who have long been involved in support of PP."
Pro-life campus activist group Students of Life of America was disturbed to learn that the internship was being offered at the Christian university. President of the group Kristan Hawkins, said that "it is a disgrace for a large Christian university to offer credit for an internship at the largest abortion provider in the nation."
A TCU spokesperson defended the internship, saying that the university does not align itself with political statements made by the organizations its interns partner with.
"The university offers many internships in any given semester, and does not support political or personal statements associated with any of them. Students are encouraged to seek those that match their interests,” the spokesperson said.
Publication date: September 1, 2016