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Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support last week as Students for Life of America (SFLA) was up on Capitol Hill representing the voice for this pro-life generation.
In addition to our press conference and protests at the Supreme Court and our National Student Lobby Day, SFLA had a couple of other events going on last week that I didn't have time to mention in my e-mails to you.
Last week, our National Med Students for Life Speaking Tour visited 6 medical schools: the University of Southern California, the University of Arizona – Phoenix, the University of Arizona –Tucson, AT Still University, the University of Texas —Houston (joined by Baylor Medical School), and the University of Texas –Galveston.
Friday morning, I flew to Houston to join our National Tour speaker, Dr. John Bruchalski, a former abortionist and now pro-life OB/GYN in Virginia, and to meet with the medical students I have been working with for the past few months.
The day was non-stop, but nothing short of amazing. At the University of Texas-Houston, we had over 100 medical students join us from both UT-Houston and Baylor Medical Schools. We had such a large turnout that there weren't enough seats, and it was standing room only! But the best part was that at least 90% of those who came to hear Dr. Bruchalski were pro-choice.
You know something pro-life student groups often struggle with is trying to get pro-choicers to come to our events so that their hearts and minds can be changed. So, to have 90+ pro-choice medical students in the room was a dream come true!
Dr. Bruchalski did a wonderful job as he spent an hour creating a civil discussion about abortion and physicians' rights of conscience here in the United States. And even though many of the students were prepping for their big 2nd year exams, they all stayed after the hour was over until the discussion was finished. Every question Dr. Bruchalski received was from a pro-choice student, but he took it in stride and happily answered each point.
In fact, after the discussion a young woman walked up to Dr. Bruchalski and explained that she had always considered herself pro-choice but after hearing the presentation was questioning if in fact she was pro-life.
You see, Dr. Bruchalski began his discussion by asking the simple question: "If the majority of OB/GYNs are pro-choice, then why do only a slim minority actually do abortions? Why is it that the overwhelming majority, who claim they are for abortion, won't perform them?"
This question was enough to plant the seed into many minds present at the event. And it was stunning to see how the body language of these pro-choice students who entered the presentation, seemingly apprehensive, shifted after this simple question.
And this was just what happened at one school last week!
Friends, if you can, please pray for our National Med Students for Life Tour this week, as Dr. Bruchalski and I will be heading to George Washington University, the University of Virginia, the University for Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Also, if you are able, please consider pitching in just $15 to help us pay for the gas money it will take to get us to these schools or for the snacks we will be providing at these presentations, to entice busy medical students to stop by.
Our National Tour has caused quite a stir in many medical schools. In fact, a couple of schools have already told us we aren't allowed to "step a foot on their campus," and another is threatening one of our student leaders for simply inviting Dr. Bruchalski and I.
And we know the reasoning for this, medical students are starving for the truth, and abortion is never discussed in their classes as anything other than a natural right. We are offering a different way of looking at abortion. A way that we know can change hearts and minds, and a way that we know will persuade future abortionists from never engaging in the act.
I can't wait to share more reports with you from