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Vanderbilt University rescinds illegal abortion pledge requirement

Alliance Defense Fund

Alliance Defense Fund

Kudos and many thanks for the Alliance Defence fund (ADF) for their victory against Vanderbilt University’s illegal abortion pledge requirement for nursing students.  From ADF:

Vanderbilt Rescinds Supposedly Non-Existent Policy, Protects Conscience
01/12/2011

In response to the complaints filed yesterday by ADF with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning Vanderbilt’s requirement that Women’s Health Track applicants in its Nurse Residency Program must sign an acknowledgement that they must assist in abortions, Vanderbilt has today amended its application packet to eliminate this requirement.  Applicants are now asked to read a statement that such procedures are in the program, but it also explicitly informs applicants of the availability of a right to be excused from assisting with abortion procedures and does not require applicants to acknowledge in advance of admission any willingness to participate in abortions.  An email by Vanderbilt  to all applicants informed them of the change this afternoon.

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Check out ADF’s Speak Up University website.

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One Response to “Vanderbilt University rescinds illegal abortion pledge requirement”

  1. January 14th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    cindy white says:

    Thankfully you have made a fair and just decision.

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