St Louis University: employee who signed abortion rights letter apologized, retracted support

Catholic News Agency | 6/14/2019 | Staff
lhumara (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/images/Pregnancy_test_Credit_Ernesto_Andrade_via_Flickr_CC_BY_ND_20_CNA_5_11_15.jpg

St. Louis, Mo., Jun 14, 2019 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- A group of 180 business leaders this week signed an open letter, published June 10 as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times and online, in support of abortion rights and declaring abortion restrictions “bad for business.”

“Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers. Simply put, it goes against our values and is bad for business,” the letter read.

List - Signatories - Cindy - Mebruer - Director

Among the original list of signatories was Cindy Mebruer, director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence at Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business. SLU is a Jesuit institution with a total enrollment of 13,000.

Mebruer signed the letter on behalf of the center, and the name of the university was included in the online version of the letter.

Saint - Louis - University - Knowledge - New

“Saint Louis University had no knowledge of the New York Times advertisement until it was brought to the University’s attention Thursday,” the university said in a statement to CNA.

“The employee who signed the letter has apologized for including the University within the petition profile in a way that may have been misconstrued as a statement that reflects the University’s viewpoint, rather than her own personal views.”

Center - Supply - Chain - Excellence - Center

The Center for Supply Chain Excellence is classified as a “Center of Distinction” within the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at the university, and offers certificate programs related to supply chain management.

“[The employee] has stated that it was not her intent to speak for the entirety of the University and upon hearing of the misunderstanding, immediately reached out to the advocacy group to request that her employer's name be removed from the statement,” the university continued.

Friday - Afternoon - University - Center - Mebruer

As of Friday afternoon, neither the university, the center, nor Mebruer's name appear on the online version...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Catholic News Agency
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!