Published On: Fri, Oct 7th, 2016

Loyola University Chicago allows mock abortion workshop with papaya, praised by pro-abortion group

College Fix broke the news from Loyola University Chicago as a medical student hosted a “papaya workshop” to instruct students on performing an abortion.

The students at the Catholic university can be heard laughing in the video posted by Students for Reproductive Justice on Facebook.

“Ooh!” the student exclaims as a papaya seed gets sucked into the tube. Several more seeds are visible on the table in the video – previous “abortions.”


Aspiration abortion uses suction to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks, and it’s “very similar to sucking the seeds out of a papaya!” the Facebook post reads.

 photo Ivon19 via wikimedia commons

photo Ivon19 via wikimedia commons

College Fix noted that “The workshop’s goal was to ‘destigmatize abortion in general’ and show that it’s a ‘simple medical procedure.’ Another mock-abortion workshop is scheduled for next semester.”

Students for Reproductive Justice lobbies for policy change, recently convincing the Loyola administration to remove pro-life resources from the campus Wellness Center. The report claim the group is pressing for the Catholic school to offer free abortion pills on campus.

“We want to create an on-campus environment where all sexualities and sexual choices are not only acknowledged but have a way to be safe and validated,” Jena DiMaggio, a member of the group, told the Loyola Phoenix.

More from the FIX:

Aid for Women is a Chicago-based organization that runs six “pregnancy help centers,” providing “emotional, practical and spiritual support” to women with “unexpected and difficult pregnancies,” including a 24-hour hotline. It also offers two types of housing for pregnant women who might otherwise have abortions because of family or spousal pressure, homelessness or fear of dropping out of college.

All services are provided free of charge. Aid for Women was founded in 1978 “on the faith and teachings of the Catholic Church.” Among its high-profile supporters is Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., and frequent pro-life speaker.

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