Duquesne orders radio affiliate to pull Planned Parenthood ads
The Associated Press
WDUQ had been airing the Planned Parenthood messages for two days when officials were ordered on Wednesday to yank the broadcasts. The station sent an e-mail to the national organization informing them of the action.
The university holds the broadcast license for the radio station's 25,000-watt signal. Duquesne provides the radio station with six percent of its cash funding, and the WDUQ raises the rest of the money from outside the university, according to the station's Web site.
Duquesne spokeswoman Bridget Fare, citing Planned Parenthood's support of abortion, said the organization does not share the university's Catholic mission and identity.
Kimberlee Evert, a Planned Parenthood representative, questioned whether the university would turn away funds from hospitals that provide birth control.