- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington hosted a pro-abortion pizza party last week, celebrating “the brave men and women who performed abortions before they were legal.”

According to a flier promoting the event, the public university’s LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual) Resource Office partnered with the school’s Women’s Studies and Resource Center (WSRC) to host the event that claims “abortion providers are heroes!” Campus Reform reported.

“Thank you for standing with 1 in 3 women who have an abortion! Thank you!” the flier read, also promising free pizza to students who attended.

Some students and professors at the school have condemned the event.

“The LGBTQIA and UNCW’s [WSRC] have put on many events like this in the past using taxpayers’ dollars to not only bring awareness to the feminist movement but to campaign and celebrate abortion,” student Madison Marston, president of Ratio Christi, told Campus Reform. “Their intent isn’t simply to ‘celebrate abortion.’ No, this is a political campaign against life for abortion, and it is being funded by yours truly, the University of North Carolina - Wilmington.”

Wednesday’s event was billed as a NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) meeting. NARAL is recognized as a political student group by the university, and the WSRC’s director, Katie Peel, has labeled the group a “reproductive choice student org,” Campus Reform reported.

“Saying that NARAL promotes reproductive justice is like saying that NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Love Association] promotes sexual liberation,” said Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the university.

Mr. Adams said that of the 12 registered political student organizations on campus, WSRC has chosen to only allocate resources to NARAL. WSRC director Peel is married to Amy Schlag, the LGBTQIA Resource Office coordinator, Campus Reform reported.

“UNCW now has two offices — the LGBTQIA Office and the Women’s Resource Center — backing the NARAL student group,” Mr. Adams told the website. “No other student organization has or ever has had such a privilege.”

A photo of a previous pro-abortion event obtained by Campus Reform showed Mrs. Peel and Mrs. Schlag standing in front of a sign which reads, “[g]ood women have abortions.”

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