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Friday, January 14, 2011

News from campus

At Vanderbilt University, pro-life nursing candidates are celebrating a change in the university's admissions and conscience policy. The school's application process had included a statement that nursing students in the women's health track "will be expected to care for women undergoing termination of pregnancy," and that students unwilling to be complicit in abortions should apply for a different track. Simply put, UC Davis was actively discouraging the education of pro-life ob/gyns. After a lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defense Fund, Vanderbilt quickly changed its application form.
"Christians and other pro-life members of the medical community shouldn’t be forced to participate in abortions to pursue their profession. That’s what federal law says, and that’s why Vanderbilt is doing the right thing in changing its policy and application,” said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Bowman in a statement to LifeNews.com.
Emphasis added. Thumbs up to Mr. Bowman for acknowledging the non-Christian pro-lifers who are impacted by this policy change.

At the veterinary school at UC Davis, a professor is being accused of pregnancy discrimination after allegedly polling the class on how to grade a student who was absent due to giving birth. Sadly, UC Davis appears to have no pro-life student organizations, but several pro-abortion groups.

34 spaces have unexpectedly become available at the sold-out Students for Life of America conference, which will be held on January 23 in Bethesda. Now's your chance to register. SecularProLife.org will be there!

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