UC San Francisco Offers First Online Abortion Class

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Doesn’t it make you feel good when you get to witness a true-blue American first? I’m jealous of those people who got to be there as Neil Armstrong took his first tentative steps on the surface of the moon. But, hey, this is close. For the first time in the nation’s history, a university is offering an online class on abortion! Yay!

Starting next week, the University of California, San Francisco (where else…) will launch a six-week class entitled “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications.” The online course will teach students the ins and outs of good abortion care while also outlining the many obstacles that stand between women and worldwide abortion access.

Reporting on the new course, the Daily Beast only lamented that it was the first of its kind. Naturally, we should be teaching our children about abortion in their middle school years! After all, if it is as the article says then 30% of women will have an abortion before the age of 45. We have to make sure the path is clear so we can get those numbers up, ladies!

A One-Sided Debate

Look, I’m not saying that we should bury our heads in the sand and pretend that abortion doesn’t exist. Besides the fact that it is undoubtedly one-sided and filled with leftist propaganda, I don’t even have a problem with this college course. After all, it’s unlikely that it’s going to be fulfilling any general education requirements.

But I will say I’m glad that we have programs like Save the Storks to offer a glimmer of hope to those women who think abortion is the only answer. Founded by pro-life advocate Joe Baker, Save the Storks is a fleet of mobile crisis pregnancy centers that go around to abortion clinics in several major cities. Instead of just standing outside with a picket sign, Save the Storks gives women an immediate and compelling alternative. Even though StS takes a low-pressure, stand-back approach, they have been attacked by militant feminists who have called them “forced-birth advocates.”

How backwards has our society become when we celebrate college courses that teach students the ins and outs of killing your unborn child and scorn those who try to offer another path? If you’re not convinced by now that America is being strangled by this left-wing, feminist liberalism, you never will be.

What’s more insidious is that the position of “pro-life” is quickly becoming an untenable one for conservative politicians. Even as we speak, Republican governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is on the defensive, weakening his anti-abortion stance in the face of political pressure from the left. Recent polls have shown that voters are largely rejecting the left’s War on Women campaign, but that doesn’t mean that the propaganda isn’t sticking. These shifts in psychology don’t happen all at once. Can you imagine a Republican being forced to back away from abortion twenty years ago? What won’t we be able to say twenty years from now?