Texas Christian University (TCU) is offering class credit to students who complete internships with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, which was targeted in an anti-abortion group’s undercover operation on fetal tissue procurement.
William Meier, director of undergraduate studies in the history department, sent an email to history majors that was obtained by Students for Life of America.
The email offers students a chance to serve as a “volunteer historian” at the Planned Parenthood office 15 minutes from campus. They would “develop a project highlighting its history in Fort Worth since it was established here in 1935.”
The email adds that the Planned Parenthood office would like a “final project [that is] a 5-10 minute visual presentation (Prezi, video, etc) of its history, to present to other groups and organizations in Fort Worth.”
Students who take on the internship would earn three credits of HIST 30073, Internship in Public History, or they could use it as “a research project for a class,” the email states. Meier could not be reached Tuesday night.
TCU is the largest of 21 colleges, universities and theological institutions affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
“It is a disgrace for a large Christian university to offer credit for an internship at the largest abortion provider in the nation,” Kristan Hawkins, president for Students for Life of America, said in a statement.
“Instead of educating and equipping students on how to persuasively discuss the pro-life viewpoint and help women in crisis,” Hawkins continued, “they instead reward students for spending valuable time volunteering for an organization that ends the lives of over 325,000 innocent human beings a year.”
Students are paying an “estimated direct cost” of more than $55,000 a year “to be swindled” by an education that is falsely portrayed as “Christian-focused,” Hawkins said.