The editors of the Boston University student newspaper used Martin Luther King Jr.’s name this month to claim that medical students should learn to abort unborn babies or quit the medical profession.
The College Fix reports the student editors of The Daily Free Press mentioned the civil rights leader in an editorial praising the university for its commitment to continuing to train abortionists to kill unborn babies even if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
“Boston University may finally be living up to the trailblazing legacy of some of its famous alumni like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Martin Luther King Jr.,” they began.
This new “trailblazing,” according to the student editors, is happening at the Boston University School of Medicine. In January, the medical school announced its “dedication to providing abortion education” even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe later this year. The high court heard a major abortion challenge from Mississippi in December; a ruling is expected this summer.
“… in the face of a conservative Supreme Court that seems poised to take down abortion once and for all, BU’s commitment to educating its students on the procedure is of immediate importance,” they wrote.
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Then, the student editors argued that pro-life students should give up their dreams of the medical profession if they won’t abort unborn babies.
“After almost 50 years of controversy following Roe v. Wade, it is clear that abortion is an issue fraught with moral dilemma,” they wrote. “But in a setting like medical school, where the purpose is to give students the information they need to care for patients, an individual’s morals may not be the higher priority.”
The student editors continued, “If your morals prevent you from partaking even in this minimal amount of training for a procedure that is internationally recognized as a basic healthcare need, perhaps medical school is not the ideal setting for you.”
Killing unborn babies in abortions is not basic health care nor is it recognized as such across the world.
Some Boston University students expressed disgust with the editorial for discriminating against unborn babies and pro-life students, and usurping King’s legacy. Student Jeff McDermott described the editorial as “abysmal” in a comment to The Fix.
“What MLK did was reinforce the American notion of individual freedom and equality for all, a basic human right and building block of what we believe in as Americans,” McDermott said. “Late term abortion is downright murder in a lot of cases and what MLK achieved is monumentally important to society.”
Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., has been adamant that her famous uncle would have been pro-life.
“He once said, ‘The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety,’” she said.
King said her uncle would understand that to include the destruction of unborn children.
“I know in my heart that if Uncle Martin were alive today, he would join with me in the greatest civil rights struggle of this generation – the recognition of the unborn child’s basic right to life,” she told LifeNews.com previously.