According to Scott Hanley, WDUQ’s station manager, Duquesne University has
instructed WDUQ to refuse underwriting from Planned Parenthood. It
seems the University is now dictating who can give money to
the flagship NPR station, and what they can air. And apparently that
means Planned Parenthood's message of prevention can't see the
Parenthood believes in public radio and has long admired WDUQ for its
pledge to independence and integrity as a news station. We're also proud
of the work we do to ensure strong and healthy families by providing
men and women in need with healthcare services and information.
Planned Parenthood supporter wrote, "What part of the overall mission
of prevention, including abstinence, teen self-esteem, cancer
screenings and general health does Duquesne University disagree?" Is Duquesne University going to screen every donor to make sure they are in compliance with Catholic doctrine?
We hope you'll call and email WDUQ and Duquesne University to tell them to reverse their decision.
You can call WDUQ at 412-396-6030. You can call Duquesne University at 412-396-6000