NDSU & Planned Parenthood
Not a Good Idea for North Dakota, Especially Women
After the passage of several life bills this month, it is clear that North Dakotans do not see a need for abortion and that we believe it is morally wrong to end life. The partnership between NDSU and Planned Parenthood is of the state’s interests because it contradicts the values of the majority of North Dakotans by partnering with an organization that performs abortions.
Abortion has ended the lives of about 305,000 babies so far this year alone in the United States. Does Planned Parenthood really seek to prevent abortion when only 1 adoption is referred per 392 abortions performed? There are crisis pregnancy centers in almost every major city across the state that can already help women with unplanned pregnancies that seek life affirming alternatives. There is no need for a Planned Parenthood Program.
The partnership between NDSU and Planned Parenthood could be in response to the 2011 bill that enacted abstinence-only education in public schools. The fact is that at-risk teens do have access to sex education at school, but this is a way for Planned Parenthood to get their message of contraception, sexual health, abortion, and advocacy for sexual activity, to minors. The language of Planned Parenthood about abstinence reads,