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Together, the more than 150 instances cited in the report indicate what has made Planned Parenthood so successful - a misguided sense that there’s something predominantly good about the organization, even when it does so much evil. Planned Parenthood enjoys admiration while independent abortion doctors are marginalized and even reviled.

Catholic colleges brush off concerns about their ties to Planned Parenthood even while taxpayer funding is threatened. The irony is gruesome.

Patrick J. Reilly is president of the Cardinal Newman Society, which works to strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education.