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Tue May 28, 2019, 10:35 AM

Anti-Abortion states and new laws scaring off top women already

My daughter is now a rising senior and was really interested in Washington University in St. Louis - right outside a city, beautiful campus, excellent academics and a mid-sized school. She also had interest in Emory for much the same reason. Now, Emory is off her list and WashU is not a priority. (We had a visit to WashU scheduled for July...)

I wonder if these wealthy private institutions can use some of their money to help fight the abortion bans? (How about Duke in NC if NC tries an abortion ban...)

https://nypost.com/2019/05/25/scared-students-are-rejecting-colleges-in-states-with-strict-abortion-laws/



One Upper East Side family is sending Washington University in St. Louis a big, fat rejection letter.

On Friday, the governor of Missouri, where the well-respected school is located, signed a bill outlawing abortion after eight weeks.

The legislation was a deal-breaker for Ellen Bender and her daughter, Eliza, a junior at Horace Mann prep school, who planned to visit the school in June.

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Reply Anti-Abortion states and new laws scaring off top women already (Original post)
NewJeffCT May 2019 OP
xmas74 May 2019 #1
NewJeffCT May 2019 #3
xmas74 May 2019 #10
MineralMan May 2019 #2
NewJeffCT May 2019 #4
Lars39 May 2019 #5
NewJeffCT May 2019 #6
Lars39 May 2019 #7
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 #8
NewJeffCT May 2019 #9
TheBlackAdder May 2019 #11
NewJeffCT May 2019 #14
TheBlackAdder May 2019 #12
NewJeffCT May 2019 #13

Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:38 AM

1. Wash U is Jesuit, I think.

I do know it's affiliated with the Catholic Church. I was accepted back in the day but couldn't afford it.

No way they will speak against the ban. It goes against their beliefs.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:48 AM

3. Wash U has no religious affiliation

And, their hospital is the Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Georgetown in DC is a Jesuit school and they're known for being pretty progressive.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:31 PM

10. SLU is Jesuit.

I always forget which one is.

And Children's is also part of Wash U. Unfortunately I've spent time watching a friend die at Barnes.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:39 AM

2. Use economic pressure. It works.

Take away the money from places that do business in those backward states. Let those companies and organizations carry that message to their state governments.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:50 AM

4. Emory and WashU are big economic engines

Emory and their affiliated hospital generate $5.6 billion/year in revenue and WashU is $3.5 billion, and employ tens of thousands each.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:52 AM

5. This is what they want anyway...

all male staff.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:27 AM

6. WashU is 53% female overall

undergraduate at Emory is 59% female, as is the faculty there.


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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:34 AM

7. Good numbers, but doesn't mean they couldn't

go down in the future.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:43 AM

8. If she's really wedded to Washington University, there's an abortion clinic literally across the

river in Granite City.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #8)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:41 PM

9. It won't help if it's similar to Georgia

where they will penalize women that leave the state to have abortions and then come back.

And, it's not just about abortion, it's about being in a state that doesn't treat women as having fewer rights than a dead body and being in a state where rape and sexual assault are taken seriously.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #9)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:46 PM

11. She's moving to the state? My kids keep their home state residence, even when schooling abroad.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #11)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:10 PM

14. I don't know how it works

but, the law in Georgia said that if you leave Georgia to get an abortion and come back, you can get up to 10 years for conspiracy. Does it specify how a Georgia resident is defined? If a student at Emory takes extra classes over the summer, is she considered a resident for having lived there for 11 months of the year?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:48 PM

12. Have her check out KCL in London or Univ. of Edinburgh or Glasgow. $25K a year and top schools.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #12)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:58 PM

13. She has some interest in going to school in the UK

and, one of the reasons she liked WashU was that they have a partnership with the Globe Theater in the UK so students could spend a semester or year (forget which) working and learning there.

I'm also asking her to check out the University of Toronto in Canada - excellent academics and in a great city in Toronto, and another campus nearby in Mississauga (never realized there was a city of over 800,000 right next to Toronto)

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