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Christian University Offers Students Credit for Planned Parenthood Internship

A sign hangs in the offices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America on December 7, 2001 in New York City. Image source: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A Christian university is is allowing students to intern at Planned Parenthood in exchange for school credit.

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Posted by TCU – Texas Christian University on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

According to an email from the history department at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is seeking an intern to work on “a project highlighting its history in Fort Worth since it was established here in 1935.”

The history department at TCU adds that students could earn three credits from the opportunity.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said in a statement, “It is a disgrace for a large Christian university to offer credit for an internship at the largest abortion provider in the nation.”

“Instead of educating and equipping students on how to persuasively discuss the pro-life viewpoint and help women in crisis, they instead reward students for spending valuable time volunteering for an organization that ends the lives of over 325,000 innocent human beings a year,” Hawkins said. “And just think of the parents who thought their child would be receiving a valuable Christian-focused education at a private school. They are paying over $53,500 a year to be swindled.”

A spokesperson for Texas Christian University told TheBlaze in an emailed statement that "Texas Christian University strives to provide diverse learning opportunities for students to effectively prepare them for the global community."

"The university offers many internships in any given semester, and does not support political or personal statements associated with any of them," the spokesperson added. "Students are encouraged to seek those that match their interests.”

Employees of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas were featured in undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress last year. In one video, Dr. Amna Dermish, an abortion provider at the organization, described procuring an intact brain as “something to strive for.” Planned Parenthood denied illegal conduct, and the allegations are still under congressional investigation.

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