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University of Minnesota no longer hiring abortionist after student outcry

by | May 9, 2018

By Toni Airaksinen

Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Campus Reform.

  • The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will no longer be hiring a doctor to become a “trainer in training” for future abortionists.
  • The doctor would have been deployed to a Planned Parenthood clinic for at least 20 days of training in “abortion and related procedures,” including “vacuum aspiration of the uterus.”

The Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has scrapped its plans to hire a “trainer in training” for future abortionists after sparking widespread student condemnation.

As previously reported by Campus Reform, the “Reproductive Rights Advocacy Fellowship” initially sought to hire a board certified medical doctor to “spend one year as a ‘trainer in training,’ learning to perform abortion and related procedures.”

“We will examine the value of this training in the context of our mission along with the values of the community.”

That doctor would have been deployed to Planned Parenthood, and would have learned to counsel pregnant women on the pros and cons of having an abortion, as well as ensuring that they understood the facts about the procedure.

Notably, one section of the fact sheet that would have been utilized in counseling sessions is entirely dedicated to “safety of abortion,” and claims that “the mortality associated with childbirth is 14 times that of legal abortion.”

Soon after Campus Reform’s initial report, the school removed the job posting from their website while scrubbing the job advertisement from job search platforms such as Monster and Indeed.

“We have pulled the position from the web site and are no longer hiring for this role,” wrote Jakub Tolar, Dean of the UM Medical School, in a statement to Campus Reform on Monday. “We will examine the value of this training in the context of our mission along with the values of the community.”

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