Students at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine are outraged that some of their classmates dared to try to start a “Midwestern Medical Students For Life” club in support of protecting the lives of the unborn.
Our story keeps reaching new heights after being leaked by our pro-choice colleagues last week. https://t.co/InwM1ysW1E
— Medical Students for Life | Midwestern University (@MSFL_AZ) March 26, 2023
The club is being created as a part of the popular national “Students for Life” organization.
— Students for Life of America (@StudentsforLife) December 26, 2022
Unfortunately for these future doctors, administrators at the medical school have overturned the student government’s decision to ban the pro-life group from campus.
“The University and College administration met with students on both sides of this issue, explaining the guidelines and sharing their reasons for the decision to approve this new club, while assuring the students that all medical information is monitored by faculty,” the school said in a statement to MedPageToday. “Both the Dean of Students and the Dean of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine are in support of this decision, along with the University President.”
Some of the pro-abortion students are outraged by the administration’s decision — calling it “worrisome” and “dangerous” to even allow pro-life student groups on campus.
“It’s kind of worrisome to be endorsing [Medical Students for Life] on a medical school campus,” claimed medical school student government vice president, Alec.
Another student identified only as Sarah falsely claimed that the pro-life group encourages violence.
“Midwestern University Medical Students for Life disseminates blatant medical misinformation and encourages violent and obstructive behavior towards clinics and providers,” she told the media outlet Ms. Magazine.
The so-called “medical misinformation” that pro-abortion students claim is being spread by Students For Life is their advocacy for “Abortion Pill Reversal.” They argue that this advocacy is dangerous and falsely claim that it is not possible to stop a chemical abortion — a claim that has been debunked in numerous studies, including a report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute.
According to another pro-abortion student, denying a woman an abortion is a “violation of human rights.”
Daily Wire writer Tim Meads responded to the pro-abortion students’ actions in an op-ed.
“Of course, what these students neglect to recognize is that when dealing with a pregnant woman — there are two patients: the mother and the child in the womb. Scientific data has proven that life starts at conception,” he wrote.
“What makes this story particularly worrisome is that these are the future doctors of America,” Meads argued. “If their attitude in college is to not look at all available data, while being arrogant know-it-alls who silence anybody who goes against the status quo or touts politically inconvenient truths, then the American medical establishment is doomed — which is bad news for the patients.”
“For its part, the school’s administration deserves credit for upholding once common values in America such as diversity of thought and free speech,” the writer added.