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Activists at Georgetown U. Threaten to Withhold Donations Over Opposition to Abortion

Activists at Georgetown U. Threaten to Withhold Donations Over Opposition to Abortion

“Choice is fundamental to personal liberty and academic equity.”

Georgetown is a (supposedly) Catholic school and these activists want full support for abortion which conflicts with church doctrine.

The College Fix reports:

Georgetown U. abortion activists threaten to withhold donations

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, student activists at Georgetown University are threatening to withhold donations if the school doesn’t change its policies regarding “reproductive and family freedom.”

According to The Hoya, the law student chapter of the “reproductive justice-focused group” If/When/How and H*yas for Choice began a “No Donation Pledge” which requests that students and others “withhold donations towards the university endowment and unrestricted items” until certain “action items” are addressed.

“In short,” the pledge reads, “no choice at Georgetown – no donations for Georgetown.”

It concludes: “Choice is fundamental to personal liberty and academic equity. Our students deserve to learn and grow in a community that supports their family and bodily autonomy. Georgetown has cowered on this principle for far too long, and the time to demand long-lasting change is now.”

The groups, with support from organizations such as the Black Law Students Association, Georgetown University College Democrats and Georgetown Law Socialist Student Union, “request” that the university health center begin providing contraceptives, that Georgetown “allocate equal funding to pro-choice groups and endeavors” and end its “inordinate” support for the “anti-choice” Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life.

From the Hoya article:

“From being forced to provide an underlying medical condition in order to be prescribed birth control at the health center to being told that absences related to childcare and/or new parenthood are excused at the sole discretion of their professors, students are suffering because Georgetown isn’t doing enough to protect their fundamental freedoms,” [If/When/How President Madeleine] Lippey wrote to The Hoya. …

“We really believe that when donors refuse to donate in unrestricted gifts and to the university endowment, then the university can’t use that money to fund anti-choice groups and speakers,” [H*yas for Choice Vice President Lauryn] Ping told The Hoya. “It also sends a message to the university that we’re not just going to sit by as they do all these anti-choice things, there’s going to be consequences for their actions.” …

“We really want the university to show us a timeline of when they’re going to do all these things, in addition to saying yes to our demands, and then if, after a month, they don’t respond at all, we will escalate,” Ping said. “We do have plans on how we can put additional pressure on the university in order to get these demands met.”


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Like they give anything in the first place.

WildernessLawyer | August 11, 2022 at 8:48 am

We may find out how serious Georgetown is about its “rich Catholic and Jesuit heritage.” My bet is that Georgetown will betray its “Catholic and Jesuit heritage” and cave while pretending that it hasn’t. I hope I am wrong but…..

There are other schools. Choose one.

    ss396 in reply to DSHornet. | August 11, 2022 at 11:01 am

    This gang just announced that they already hate the school. They’ll never give a dime anyway, no matter what the school does. The question then is which is more important to the school: image or ethic?

The students should threaten to withhold georgetown’s 53,000 annual tuition.

JackinSilverSpring | August 11, 2022 at 5:59 pm

I agree. Choice is fundamental to liberty. But where is the fetus’ choice on whether it lives or dies?

Why are they enrolled at a school where they hate the existing values? Surely they knew a Catholic school doesn’t support contraception and abortion. Almost as if they don’t care about education but only want to fight and destroy society’s virtues and traditions. And went shopping for a place to ‘fundamentally transform.’ Whiny brats. I would just throw them out.

    tbonesays in reply to wsot23887. | August 12, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    I think the cause is that none of them are working to pay for Gtown. They are either paid for by someone else or taking out loans sensing that the taxpayer will eventually have to forgive them.