Update: Pro-life student group presenting Planned Parenthood alternatives on plaza April 27

Sady Swanson

The We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood tour will come to Colorado State University April 27 to discuss healthcare alternatives to Planned Parenthood with students.

The Students for Life of America, the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization, is hosting the tour that will make its CSU stop in the plaza and outside the Morgan Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27.

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The tour was created after the Center for Medical Progress released the videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of body parts from unborn fetuses. 

The display features banners that show alternatives to Planned Parenthood for comprehensive healthcare, except abortion, according to a press release. 

The display will travel to 60 universities this Spring.

“While last year’s undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives touting the horrific business practice of harvesting the body parts of aborted babies and selling them for profit made news for months and the U.S. Congress did pass a bill to defund the abortion giant, they are still being funded by taxpayers with over half a billion dollars a year,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, in the press release. “But we don’t need Planned Parenthood. American taxpayer money should go to fund local community health centers, not to subsidize a scandal-ridden, billion-dollar abortion business.”

In July 2015, CSU halted research using fetal tissue when they were accused of purchasing fetal tissue illegally from the California affiliate of Planned Parenthood.

A lawsuit was filed against CSU and Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood in October 2015 by Chris McIntire of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

Collegian News Editor Sady Swanson can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter at @sadyswan.