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Professors demand apology after Catholic college screens pro-life film 'Unplanned'

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Over three dozen faculty members of a Catholic college in Canada are calling for an apology after a film about a former abortion worker’s departure from the industry was screened on campus.

Forty-three faculty members of the King’s University College at Western University in Ontario signed onto a letter criticizing the Catholic liberal arts university for allowing the pro-life film “Unplanned” to be shown to students.

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“Unplanned” is based on the life of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager who created an organization to support those who decide to leave the abortion industry.

Johnson has become one of the United States’ most well-known activists advocating for restrictions on abortion. The film depicts violent abortions, women bleeding and complications after taking an abortion pill.

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The film was screened on Jan. 9 free of cost to King’s University College students by the college's Campus Ministry, which seeks to facilitate campus life “rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition.”

The screening is part of the ministry’s “Veritas series for Faith and Culture,” which in the past has also featured events highlighting left-leaning causes and speakers such as Father James Martin.

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The college’s events calendar labeled the film as an “inspiring true story” that provides an “eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate.” In response to the event, pro-choice students and activists held a protest on campus.

Last week, a group of professors that spans across disciplines signed onto a letter sent to Principal David Malloy, claiming that the screening of the film created “furor and fear” throughout campus.

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They claimed that the university’s handling of the screening was “inappropriate.” The faculty argued that the screening of the film did...
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