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Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Whitworth cuts ties w/PParenthood

Whitworth University is ending an affiliation with Planned Parenthood that allowed students to receive credit for internships and volunteer at the organization’s Spokane offices. (SR file photo)
Whitworth University is ending an affiliation with Planned Parenthood that allowed students to receive credit for internships and volunteer at the organization’s Spokane offices. (SR file photo)

Whitworth University is ending an affiliation with Planned Parenthood that allowed students to receive credit for internships and volunteer at the organization’s Spokane offices.

Whitworth President Beck Taylor announced the decision in a letter sent to the campus Tuesday, the Whitworthian reported.

Taylor said the university’s “limited and tangential” affiliation with Planned Parenthood sent “a confusing signal to many of our constituencies” but reaffirmed the university’s commitment to gender equity and a diversity of opinions.

“Being connected to an organization like Planned Parenthood sends the unintended message to many that Whitworth has taken a side in this social and political debate,” Taylor wrote/Rachel Alexander, SR. More here.




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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