My New Position: National Director of Med Students for Life

Opinion   |   Gerard Nadal, Ph.D.   |   Sep 13, 2011   |   7:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Today I begin a new endeavor as the National Director of Med Students for Life of America, a division of Students for Life of America.

A few weeks ago, Kristan Hawkins contacted me about taking the helm of this growing organization of medical students across the country. The group has grown considerably under the leadership of Dominique Monlezun, who started his first year at Tulane University’s medical school last month.

There is much work to be done in cultivating a whole new generation of physicians who respect life from conception to natural death. A great many medical schools are hostile toward students who refuse to perform abortions as a routine part of training. The ethics in these schools and the approach to patients and human dignity needs to be addressed by providing students with access to pro-life physicians and ethicists as mentors.

In building on the great foundation already laid by Dominique, I’ll be busy rallying many of the pro-life physician, pharmacist and nursing organizations around our med students. There’s lots in the hopper, and I’ll be blogging about it all as we go along. For now, suffice it to say that Students for Life is a team of incredibly talented and visionary individuals, each one a leader, and I’m proud to be a part of their efforts.

I’m keeping this short because I’m dealing with a very fluid situation with my niece who suffered a bit of a set-back last night. AGAIN, Regina and I are so grateful for all of the prayers for Elise.

God Bless.