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Pro-Life Med Tour Counters Schools' Abortion Policies

Contact: Alexa Coombs, Students for Life of America, 571-379-7261, alexa@studentsforlife.org

MANASSAS, Va., Feb. 27, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Medical Students for Life of America (MedSFLA) is proud to announce the 2013 Spring Medical Students for Life Tour. The tour will travel to over 25 medical schools across the country with nine pro-life physicians who will provide medically accurate lectures on issues such as perinatal hospice, high-risk pregnancies, sex and public health, embryo adoption, medical ethics, and conscience rights.

"All too often, pro-life medical students face discrimination and pressure to conform to pro-abortion policies on their campuses. While Medical Students for Choice works to force all physicians to do abortions as 'a part of standard medical education and residency training,' the pro-life physicians on the 2013 Spring Medical Students for Life Tour will provide a life-affirming alternative perspective that is not often heard at medical schools," said Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America and Medical Students for Life of America.

"As we know, the Obama Administration has a shameful record on respecting fetal life and rights of conscience. Now, more than ever, pro-life students need the support and training to ethically promote and protect all human life as future medical professionals. This medical tour is the only one like it in the nation, reaching out directly to these targeted students to show them that they don't have to compromise their beliefs to practice medicine. Good medicine is caring for all patients, born and preborn."

Partnering with physicians from around the country (speaker bios), MedSFLA will work with medical students to prepare them for careers as pro-life physicians. Lectures will either be live broadcast or recorded and available at med.studentsforlife.org.  

The spring lecture schedule* is as follows:

February 28th
LSU, New Orleans - Dr. Calhoun

March 1st
University of Texas Houston - Dr. Calhoun (LIVE WEBCAST)

March 5th
Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore - Dr. Lanfranchi

March 6th
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima - Dr. Persaud

March 7th
Oregon Health Science University, Portland - Dr. Persaud

March 8th
Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Dr. Toffler

March 18th
Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus - Dr. McCurdy (LIVE WEBCAST)

March 19th
University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Dr. McCurdy
Boonshoft School of Medicine Wright State University - Dr. McCurdy

March 25th
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Dr. Seeds (LIVE WEBCAST)

March 26th
George Washington University Medical School - Dr Calhoun
Kansas University Medical College - Dr. Finger
Benedictine College School of Nursing - Dr. Finger

April 3rd
Georgetown University School of Medicine - Dr. Duane

April 4th
University of Texas Southwestern - Dr. Finger

April 5th
University of North Texas Medical School - Dr. Finger

April 10th
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine - Dr. Lanfranchi

April 11th
University of Illinois College of Medicine - Dr. Duane (LIVE WEBCAST)
The Medical College of Wisconsin - Dr. Duane

April 12th
Northwestern Feinburg School of Medicine - Dr. Duane

April 18th
The University of Toledo Medical School - Dr. Toffler

April 26th
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine - Dr. Calhoun

April 29th
Stony Brook University School of Medicine - Dr. Duane

May 7th
Osteopathic Medical School - Dr. Showalter

May 9th
University of Washington - Dr. Bruchalski (Live Webcast)

*Subject to change -- full details and updated information is published here.

Media inquiries may be submitted to alexa@studentsforlife.org, 571-379-7261. Healthcare professionals are welcome to attend all lectures by making reservations with MedSFLA at jrussell@studentsforlife.org.

Launched in April 2010, Medical Students for Life of America (MedSFLA) is the medical outreach organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA). The vision and purpose of MedSFLA is a national network of future healthcare and medical professionals committed to developing sustainable patient health care, by advocating person-centered medicine and defending conscience rights. MedSFLA believes in rediscovering the doctor-patient relationship with care for every patient-regardless of race, developmental stage, socioeconomic status, and special needs.