To Orwell Today,
re Update on Call to Prayer, April 28, 2004

Good news! The medical student has received word that his failing grade has been overturned and that he will be able to graduate from the University of Manitoba with his classmates! Thank you for your encouragement and prayers!

It has been a long and grueling year for this student who was given a failing grade in obstetrics and gynecology because of his pro-life stance. His unwillingness to make referrals for abortion was a key issue. The student has held fast to his position through a number of appeals, so it is the faculty that has softened its position.

Even though this student’s case has been resolved, there are still institutional injustices and discriminatory practices that currently exist. There is yet much to be accomplished.

* Pray that God will use the momentum of this case and the awareness and concern it has generated to bring about changes in the medical system for the protection of future pro-life students.

* Pray for the University, the doctors and the instructors who have opposed this student and the principles he represents.

* Pray for those already practicing medicine with a faithful pro-life ethic, as well as those trainees who must yet grapple with these issues.

The medical student and his family feel deeply indebted to each person who has offered support and encouragement and to all who prayed. At the most difficult and dark times, prayer brought them renewal and hope and now finally, resolution. They say, “Thank you! God bless you!”

Ken or Carolee Neufeld


Jackie Jura
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