Univ. of Michigan Medical Students Walk Out Of Pro-Life Speech

Medical Students at the University of Michigan walked out of an anti-abortion speaker’s keynote address at their White Coat Ceremony last week.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Incoming Medical Students walked out of a pro-life speaker’s address at the Univ. of Michigan last week, Fox News reported.
  • When Dr. Kristin Collier, an assistant professor of medicine at the university got up to speak in front of new students at their White Coat Ceremony, a video revealed dozens of people leaving the building.
  • While Collier’s speech was not focusing on abortion, students failed to pass a petition to get her removed from speaking after learning of her views weeks prior.
PRO-LIFE UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PROFESSOR DURING KEYNOTE SPEECH:

“I hope that for today, for this time, we can focus on what matters most: coming together to support our newly accepted students and their families with the goal of welcoming them into one of the greatest vocations that exist on this earth.”

BACKGROUND:
  • The group protesting the speaker included students receiving their white coats along with a handful of parents.
  • When the petition to remove Collier was denied by the school’s dean, students decided to express their disapproval during the ceremony.
  • The University of Michigan’s medical center continues to provide abortions as the procedure remains legal in the state.