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  •  Well, the first thing you could do, as a pro- (1+ / 0-)
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    YoungArizonaLiberal

    choice person, is not to permit others, including your professor, to set the language of the debate in such incorrect terms. It isn't pro-life vs. pro-choice, it is pro-choice vs. anti-choice. Pro-life is a bullshit term and incorrect as well. I know, I did read your post, that you did in a way try to redefine the first term. But I would rather correctly define the terms right away.

    As you mentioned that someone in your class was 23, does this mean that you were having this debate in actual freaking medical school?  This is a discussion for undergrad school, not for MSIs or MSIIs.  Even in nursing school, this "debate" was covered in the only pre-acceptance nursing course we were required to take, and this was literally one year after Roe. Once we were accepted into the College of Nursing, it was a given that you take care of patients as the law allows or defines. Period. Debate over at that point.

    If this was a med school class, and your professor shut everything down, then copping out to the "see me individually" thing, it doesn't even sound like undergrad school.  This doesn't bode well for either women or medicine, and that worries me. I can remember a time when we discussed this stuff in high school--and this was in the south.

    •  It's a undergrad class. (1+ / 0-)
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      kait

      I'm applying to medical schools next year. And guess what?! I want to be an obstetrician! This was a Public Health class, their comments really disgusted me especially because this is a subject that I will be dealing with for the rest of my life. Thanks for the comment.
      Where in the South are you from?

      Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.-Louisa May Alcott

      by YoungArizonaLiberal on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 02:38:58 PM PST

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      •  I will never truly be from the south; (1+ / 0-)
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        YoungArizonaLiberal

        I'm an Army brat; so I think of Pittsburgh as home (adopted at adulthood) and always will. But my undergrad BSN is from WVU, and I've been voluntarily trapped in FL for more than twenty years now, for family, and then family care-giving reasons.

        I took the liberty of reading your profile. Best of luck to you with school, and thanks for answering my questions.

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