Contact: John Ritchie, TFP Student Action, 717-225-7147 ext 229
MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Well over 15,000 students and parents have politely requested that Alverno College, a Catholic college founded by the School Sisters of St. Francis, delete several web site links that channel students to abortion advocacy groups. However, despite the large number of complaints the links remain up and running.
Pro-abortion groups listed include the Center for Reproductive Health, National Organization for Women (NOW), EMILY's List, and many more.
"You can't be a true Catholic and at the same time favor abortion," said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie. "It betrays the very mission of a Catholic institution. So, we've decided to intensify our prayers and protest until all the pro-abortion links are gone."
One of the groups linked to Alverno College's web site is called Radical Women. This organization bills itself as "a trailblazing socialist feminist organization," and its web site not only promotes communist ideology and homosexual vice, but also the brutal abortion procedure known as partial birth abortion.
After TFP Student Action started its peaceful protest in June, Alverno College merely removed a few links and posted a disclaimer stating: "The views expressed in these weblinks do not necessarily reflect the views of the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls."
However, according to TFP spokesman John Ritchie, "the disclaimer is just window dressing."
Two Catholic institutions, Rosemont College and the University of Detroit Mercy, recently took down links to pro-abortion groups that were listed on their web sites. Yet Alverno College has not done so thus far.
TFP Student Action is asking its members to "speak out against this scandal" and sign an online protest addressed to Dr. Mary Meehan, president of Alverno College. The petition is available at: www.tfpstudentaction.org.