Washington University apologizes for abortion program mixup

Thursday, October 1, 2009 | 3:26 p.m. CDT; updated 4:06 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 1, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Washington University in St. Louis has apologized to Saint Louis University after implying it was a partner in a medical program involving contraception and family planning.

SLU spokesman Jeff Fowler said the Roman Catholic institution has never heard of, nor had any role in, the Family Planning Fellowship at Washington University.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the fellowship's Web site had said the two universities were collaborating with Planned Parenthood to develop specialists for "research, teaching and clinical practice in contraception and abortion."

The language was removed this week.

Washington University confirmed that SLU had no role in the fellowship. It did not explain how SLU was included in the fellowship material.

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