Two months after Emory University School of Medicine deans reportedly pressured a pro-life student group to postpone an event on the black abortion rate, the group has yet to nail down a date – or even confirm the event will happen.
The invited speaker for the webinar “Is Abortion a Black Issue?” is a black woman, Toni McFadden (above), and Emory Medical Students for Life includes at least one black leader.
Yet a black feminist coalition accused the pro-life group of racism and sexism by even broaching the issue of race and abortion, and demanded the administration shut down the Nov. 2 event.
A month before The Emory Wheel reported on the dispute, Breitbart News said it had obtained the Oct. 29 letter to the Emory Med community demanding the cancellation of the event.
It said it also obtained emails from Erica Brownfield, associate dean of medical education, and Bill Eley, executive associate dean of medical education and student affairs, asking that “the talk be delayed until after the elections.”