The focus is on education and the production of practical...
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This project looks for your support to equip medical students, physicians and other health professionals with the knowledge and resources necessary to restore a culture of life in medicine. The focus is on education and the production of practical resources for pro-life physicians and their patients and in particular to provide scholarships for medical students to attend a pro-life conference ($6500 for ten students)
The pro-life movement is composed of diverse groups who are all united against the legalization of elective abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia. The American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) and the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) are two outspoken pro-life medical organizations. Together we are dedicated to overturning the culture of death that now dominates mainstream medicine.
Pro-life medical students, physicians and healthcare professionals are marginalized, discriminated against and increasingly pressured to violate their moral conscience. All mainstream medical guilds, including but not limited to the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Practitioners, and the vast majority of medical schools, refuse to acknowledge that life begins at conception, promote abortion as healthcare, receive funding from pro-abortion corporations and promote research backed by Planned Parenthood all the while ignoring Planned Parenthood's racist past and present.
Our only hope to restore a Culture of Life to the healing arts is to arm medical students, physicians, other health professionals and academics with the life-affirming scientific facts that have been and continue to be suppressed by the mainstream. Currently, we are able to fund a single annual national medical educational conference; we want to expand our reach. Medical students and health professionals must be exposed to multiple high profile debates and panel discussions on various abortion-related topics, especially concerning the causal link between abortion and subsequent premature births, and the causal link between abortion and breast cancer. Medical students, physicians and all other health professionals need to be made aware of this grave injustice, and also need to be provided with practical pro-life resources for their patients.
AAPLOG and ACPeds focuses on the physical and psychological devastation abortion brings to women and children, although legal and ethical questions concerning religious liberty questions cannot be ignored. Thus, we understand that a doctor’s action or inaction concerning life issues inevitably involves a moral choice -- one premised upon the physician’s moral and ethical principles. We recognize the necessity of incorporating such moral concerns into practical educational resources for professionals.
Scholarships for Conferences
Together, we seek to raise scholarship funds for medical students and young professionals to attend the annual ACPEDS/AAPLOG conferences as one specific strategy to deepen the awareness of future doctors about the moral and legal issues surrounding life. The ACPEDS/AAPLOG conference brings together pro-life researchers, policy makers, physicians, medical students and residents to cover the most important developments in issues related to life and the dignity of the human person.
The conference, sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, will take place next year from Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at Marian University Medical School in Indianapolis, IN.
It costs $750 to sponsor one student or young professional to attend the conference, and we aim to sponsor ten students this year for a total of $7500. Attending this conference equips them to address many of the most difficult life and death decisions they will face professionally. These students have taken on large burdens of student debt to work in their chosen field, so your funding of a scholarship allows them to attend when otherwise they could not afford it.