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University ‘Sex Week’ Encourages Students To ‘Thank Abortion Providers’

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Ohio State University encouraged students to “thank abortion providers” as part of its organized “Sex Week,” Fox News reported.

Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness is hosting a “Sex Week” funded by the Ohio State University (OSU) Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the College of Social Work, Fox News reported. The event is funded through student activity fees from the Council on Student Affairs, according to the “Sex Week” website.

On Feb. 16, an event called “Valentine’s for Abortion Providers” is described as an opportunity “to help thank abortion providers in Ohio and Texas for the valuable work they do for reproductive rights!” according to the OSU Sex Week website.

Sky Hart, president of Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness, told Fox News that the event was organized because abortion providers “deserve appreciation.” Hart reportedly said event attendees will be making cards to mail to the abortion providers.

School groups and anti-abortion activists arrive for the 49th annual March for Life rally on the National Mall on January 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. The rally draws activists from around the country who are calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

School groups and anti-abortion activists arrive for the 49th annual March for Life rally on the National Mall on January 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. The rally draws activists from around the country who are calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

“We feel that it is important to appreciate the family planning providers that are able to provide essential healthcare for our communities,” Hart said, Fox News reported. “Our organization emphasizes the constitutional right to a safe abortion, however many do not share that belief.”

“Because of this, many providers and their offices are often ridiculed for providing legal, affordable, safe healthcare,” Hart said, Fox News reported. “We feel they deserve appreciation, and should be reminded of the fact they are assisting our communities greatly.”

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, told Fox News that the event is a “disservice to students” and “a huge waste of money for parents.”

“Almost always ignored by these sponsors is the fact that you can’t protect emotionally vulnerable students from a broken heart when they follow the false pitch that all consequences — babies included — can be ignored,” she said.

Other events included on the “Sex Week” itinerary include “Gentle Masculinity with Pink Mantaray,” where students can learn about “gentle masculinity” with “the first openly transgender NCAA Division 1 swimmer” and “Great Minds Kink Alike with Lions Den,” where students can “explore the dangerous, yet fun side of sex called ‘Kink.'” The “kink” event will provide students with “an introduction to all things bondage, dominance, submission, sadism, masochism, fetish, and more,” according to the “Sex Week” website.

“This event is organized by students. No tax or tuition dollars are used to sponsor the event,” OSU spokesperson Benjamin Johnson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Ohio State has more than 1,400 student organizations and a deep and abiding commitment to free speech. “

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