Planned Parenthood decision sparks Seattle U. protest

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 1,000 Seattle University students, alumni and faculty members are objecting to the school president’s decision to remove Planned Parenthood from an online list of health-care resources.

The Seattle Times reports a group of about 30 students gathered outside the private Jesuit school’s Casey Building to protest Monday afternoon.

The group also delivered a letter — signed by more than 1,000 staff and students as of Monday afternoon — to Sundborg to voice their concerns with his choice, which he says he made late last month based on Catholic beliefs.

He emphasized that while the university, which is a private Jesuit school, will not officially associate with Planned Parenthood, faculty and staff are free to discuss the organization on a personal or academic basis.