Pro-Life Student Group Launches New Outreach for Pro-Life Medical Students
by Steven Ertelt
June 22, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The national organization for pro-life college and university students is launching a new national outreach to medical students. Students for Life of America is launching their Medical Students for Life program designed to give support to pro-life medical students in a manner they’ve never experienced.
Kristan Hawkins, the director of Students for Life of America, tells LifeNews.com Medical Students for Life aims to unite pro-life students at medical schools around the country at a time when many are facing pressure to learn abortions.
The program is designed to give them the resources they need to spread the pro-life message to their peers, she said.
Never before has there been such a program to help pro-life medical students organize on their universitys campus. Medical professionals are on the front lines of the pro-life movement, and it is important for us to train the next generation of pro-life physicians," Hawkins told LifeNews.com.
Students for Life of America has hired Dominique Monlezun to lead the initiative to network and training pro-life med students as the National Coordinator for Medical Students for Life.
Dominique was accepted to Tulane School of Medicine during his sophomore year at Tulane University and is set to graduate summa cum laude in spring of 2011 with a double major in Philosophy and English.
He will enter Tulanes medical class in the dual degree program of Medical Doctor and Masters in Public Health during the fall of 2011.
Dominique believes the greatest impact he can make in the pro-life movement is by joining the medical profession and looks forward to supporting his pro-life peers in medical schools across the country.
"We as members of society expect our medical professionals to be safeguards of life," says Monlezun. "I am passionately committed to helping other young adults study medicine and cultivate the original Hippocratic Oath’s pledge to respect the dignity of every human life, including the unborn."
Medical Students for Life has already began preparing for the fall school year and invites pro-life medical students to learn more about its new program.
Related web sites:
Medical Students for Life – https://www.medsfl.org
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