By John-Henry Westen
PITTSBURGH, October 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Students for Life of America has slammed Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh for sending first-year students to volunteer at abortion clinics in the area. Last Saturday about 30 first-year students from the university were sent to one of 15 abortion sites around the Pittsburgh area. Students were witnessed coming off buses at local Planned Parenthood facilities.
Students for Life suggests that some students were apparently unaware of where they were working, as one student left the building, called her mother and cried as the RMU faculty member demanded she return into the abortion clinic. “The student thankfully refused,” said a Students for Life spokesman.
“A lot of colleges want to educate students on issues of community concern, and yet the Robert Morris administration is teaching how to destroy a community,” Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America, said. “Planned Parenthood targets minorities and the poor, and now Robert Morris is showing students that view is acceptable and that the poor are worth less than the privileged who can attend their expensive private school.”
Kyle Fisher, public relations officer at Robert Morris University was not available for comment on this story prior to press time.
Students for Life is encouraging “Outraged citizens and alumni” to contact University President Dr. Gregory Dell’Omo:
Dr. Gregory Dell’Omo
Robert Morris University
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189