Most universities issue pro-abortion statements
A Campus Reform analysis of 40 college statements found that 62% of the announcements publicly supported Roe v. Wade.
Only six universities put out pro-life statements.
Colleges and university leadership quickly issued public statements following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month.
A Campus Reform analysis of 40 college statements found that 62% of the announcements publicly opposed the decision.
The institutions opposed to the decision are as follows:
Adler University, Boston University, Brandeis University, California State University, Fresno State University, George Washington University, Montclair State University, Santa Monica College, Sarah Lawrence College, Southern University Law Center, University of California, University of California- Riverside, University of Pennsylvania, FBX Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University, Stanford Medicine, and the University of Buffalo Health Sciences.
Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine promised to promote abortion access for "women and people of all genders," while UC Davis and UW opted to use the phrase "people who can become pregnant."
A joint statement was also published by the Presidents of Barnard College, Vassar College, Bryn Mawr College, Wellesley College, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College that recognized “gender identity:”
"As presidents of colleges that were founded for women, we are deeply concerned about the effect this ruling will have on women’s lives and the lives of people of all genders who will be denied or will have limited access to reproductive health care."
Going against the grain, Liberty University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Catholic University of America (CUA), Notre Dame University, and Marquette University all reaffirmed a commitment to respecting the sanctity of life.
Each statement traced back to the school's religious roots, issuing a call to action for the pro-life movement to continue supporting both the mother and the child.
"Being pro-life means much more than opposing abortion," the CUA statement read. "The pro-life movement is about building a civilization of love, through a commitment to life at all stages."
The remaining 25% of statements analyzed are politically neutral.
Those schools include the University of Wisconsin (UW), Duquesne University, University of Iowa (UI), Yale University, Stony Brook University (SBU), Georgetown University, and the University of Utah (UU).
The statements largely committed the schools to encourage academic discourse and civil debate among the campus communities.
Chatham College's statement assured it would continue its devotion to "furthering women and gender causes" and its commitment to "women, gender equity, and women's health."
Campus Reform contacted every institution mentioned for comment and will update accordingly.
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