Update, 04-17-10: The links to Planned Parenthood have been removed. However, links to pro-abortion group NOW remain and pro-abortion nun, Sister Margaret A. Farley is still listed as a board member of the University of Detroit Mercy.
“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its
infant members is to kill it.” — Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood
It is highly scandalous for a Catholic university to have any ties with Planned Parenthood or to present the largest abortion provider in America as a “career” resource. However, Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women (NOW) are currently listed on the web site of the University of Detroit Mercy — a Catholic institution.
1. Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the National Organization for Women (NOW) appear under “Career & Professional Resources.”
2. The “Women’s and Gender Studies” department also includes Planned Parenthood and NOW under “external sites of interest.”
3. Several feminist pro-abortion web sites also appear under “Resources.” These listings are confusing to Catholic students and puzzling to pro-lifers nationwide who rightly oppose abortion and the culture of death.
Further investigation shows that Dr. Jane Schaberg, current Professor of Religious Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy, openly supports abortion. Her online bio states that she is a member of National Organization for Women and the dissident group Catholics for Free Choice.
Referred to as a “feminist biblical scholar,” Prof. Schaberg authored a blasphemous book, first published in 1987, titled: The Illegitimacy of Jesus: A Feminist Theological Interpretation of the Infancy Narratives. The offensive work argues that Jesus was not conceived by the Holy Spirit, but most likely the result of rape.
For example, on page 95, the book states: ” …Mary, in the tradition Luke inherited, experienced a disaster worse than barrenness: sexual violation.”
As far as we know, Prof. Schaberg has not publicly retracted this opinion. Her book is still available online through Amazon. Yet, in spite of her unorthodox writings, Prof. Schaberg continues teaching religious studies.
Time to Protest
Send your instant protest message to Fr. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., president of the University of Detroit Mercy. Kindly urge him to delete every mention of pro-abortion groups from the university’s web site and ask him to consider replacing professors who publicly contradict and undermine Catholic doctrine.
Give this peaceful effort more impact by forwarding this article to your pro-life friends (or even your entire address book). With God’s help, the truth will prevail.