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Medical schools weeding out pro-life applicants?

September 09, 2011

American medical schools are screening applicants for pro-life views, and probably rejecting many on that basis, believes Daniel Kuebler, a biology professor at Franciscan University in Steubenville.

During the application process, Kuebler explains, college students are asked questions involving ethical issues. Those questions can provide the basis for excluding pro-lifers, he explains:

For example, when it becomes apparent from an applicant’s answer that he is pro-life, interviewers can find other reasons to deny the candidate admission rather than explicitly stating that he should not be admitted because he is pro-life.


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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Sep. 10, 2011 10:37 AM ET USA

    This may be true, but I know from over 40 years of spending time with new residents that even the most pro-choice residents when confronted with the reality of the horror of abortion on real live unborn babies, find it so repugnant, that the majority quickly change their opinion. It goes to prove what many pro-life groups have always said: when someone actually sees an abortion procedure or the mangled results of an abortion, they never want to see it happen to another child again!

  • Posted by: rpp - Sep. 10, 2011 5:38 AM ET USA

    This is almost as surprising as the recent news that water can get a person wet.