Biola president apologizes to pro-lifers, affirms sanctity of life at university
Biola University's president has apologized publicly for the school's treatment of a pro-life student and has outlined a plan to strengthen the Christian school's longstanding commitment to the sanctity of human life.
Biola President Barry Corey issued an open apology to pro-lifers Aug. 20, saying the La Mirada, Calif., school committed "missteps" in its response to senior nursing student Diana Jimenez and her participation in displaying on campus graphic images of aborted babies.
After Jimenez showed a graphic photo a second time, a Biola administration official threatened to ban her from her graduation and the campus if she committed a third such infraction, according to pro-life blogger Jill Stanek. The school's dean of nursing subsequently ordered faculty in the department not to write employment letters of reference for Jimenez....