HHS responds to Pro-Life Letter, Defends Conscience Rescission

**For Immediate Release** Media Contact: Mary Powers Email: mpowers@studentsforlife.org Phone: 703-351-6280 Arlington, VA– The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has officially responded to pro-life concerns over the recent conscience rescissions for medical students and medical professionals. The response comes after Students for Life of America, Medical Students for Life of America, Christian Medical…

Historic MedSFLA National Conference Webcast Scheduled for Saturday

The Historic Medical Students for Life (MedSFLA) National Conference Webcast (Research & Leadership National Conference) sponsored by Medical Students for Life and co-sponsored by the Family Research Council, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetrician-Gynecologists (AAPLOG), and Heartbeat International will take place this Saturday, April 30th from 9:00am-1:45pm (Eastern)!

The MedSFLA National Conference Webcast will feature national pro-life medical and bio-ethics professionals who will present on various pro-life medical topics from perinatal and prenatal medicine, stem cell research, and counseling post-abortive women.

MedSFLA Announces 1st Annual National Conference Webcast

MedSFLA Conference Webcast will feature National Pro-Life and Bioethics Professionals


Medical Students for Life (MedSFLA) announced the 1st Annual Medical Students for Life Conference Webcast that will take place April 30, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:30pm. The MedSFLA Conference comes after MedSFLA hosted a successful Bioethics Symposium and Tour, visiting 23 medical schools and universities including University of Virginia School of Medicine, University of North Carolina Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, and Mayo Medical School.

After announcing the Med Students for Life Conference, Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America and Medical Students for Life, commented, “Med students are targeted not only by their pro-abortion administrators but also from the federal government now. With the recent rescission of most of the Bush conscience protections, it more critical than ever that the pro-life movement reach out to medical students and give them the support they need to stand for Life.

Letter to HHS Secretary Urges Reinstitution of 2008 Conscience Protections

“Healthcare access for hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide will be threatened and healthcare costs will rise because of the lack of facilities to provide needed services,” warned a joint letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services following the Obama administration’s recent move to strip the medical community of nearly all its conscience protections under federal law. Medical Students for Life of America, currently on a bioethics tour across the country, partnered with the Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) and more than 100 medical professionals and students to sign and send the joint letter.

Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America, noted,

From St. Louis to Chicago, and Back …in 1 Day

Chicago Medical School’s West Pod lecture hall featured over 70 medical students and professors who fixed their attention on Dr. John Bruchalski’s lunch presentation this March 18th for the 5th stop on the March National Bioethics Symposium & Tour. The two student leaders of the campus pro-choice group joined the crowd along student advocates for…

Letter to Secretary Sebelius: Doctors Will Flee and Patients Suffer Without Protections

Today, Medical Students for Life partnered with the Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) released a joint letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warning her of the alarming effects on patients that will follow the Obama administration’s recent move to strip the medical community of nearly all its conscience protections under federal law. Medical Students for Life is calling on medical students and medical professionals to sign onto the letter before it is sent on March 22nd.

Read and Sign the letter here.

Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America noted,