Michigan medical students walk out on keynote speaker over her pro-life views

If America has learned anything these past few years it’s that science matters only when the science supports the progressive left’s prevailing talking points, and that the American left has zero tolerance for any views other than their own.

The emergence of the cancel culture epitomizes the latter, with liberals getting increasingly assertive in trying to silence opposing views. All of this came to a head Sunday at the University of Michigan when incoming medical school students walked out of a pro-life keynote speaker’s address.

A petition had been circulated to remove Dr. Kristin Collier, a pro-life assistant professor of medicine at UMMS, as the keynote speaker at the new students’ White Coat Ceremony because of her advocacy for unborn babies. When that effort failed, a number of pro-abortion students got up and walked out as Collier took the stage.

There are several things at play in the footage, chief among them being how politicized college campuses have become and how effective the left continues to be with their stranglehold on the views young people embrace, punctuated by the wall-to-wall media campaign supportive of the pro-abortion stance following the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Collier was not expected to focus on abortion in her speech, according to Fox News, and her opening remarks seemed to be in deference to those who tried to have her removed and the tender feelings over the demise of Roe, but she would quickly learn what so many others have learned the hard way, that there is no placating the radical left.

“I want to acknowledge the deep wounds our community has suffered over the past several weeks,” Collier began, as a few dozen students in white lab coats rose in unison to exit the facility.

“We have a great deal of work to do for healing to occur,” she continued. “And I hope that for today, for this time, we can focus on what matters most: coming together to support our newly accepted students and their families with the goal of welcoming them into one of the greatest vocations that exist on this earth.”

Dr. Collier would take to Twitter after the stunt to express appreciation for those who support her.

“truly grateful for the support, emails, texts, prayers and letters I’ve received from all over the world regarding the event that will happen today. i feel so bolstered by it. and for my team that have carried me daily thru this —I love you,” she tweeted.

A recurring theme in the responses centered on the Hippocratic Oath that vows, “First, do no harm.” Here’s a quick sampling from Twitter:


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