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Sending a kid to college in a state that is trying to ban abortions


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  • Leigh22Leigh22 1082 replies9 threads Senior Member
    ^^It’s a sad state of affairs if the job market discriminates against graduates of schools such as the U if Alabama.
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  • lvvcsflvvcsf 2424 replies58 threads Senior Member
    "For me it's less about the specific medical service (abortion), which if God forbid my child were ever to need it she'd have the resources to go to another state. It's more about the signal it sends about women's autonomy and whether lawmakers in these states feel women, in conjunction with their doctors, should be trusted to make their own medical decisions."

    Here lies the danger of this topic. If one were to express an opposing view to this poster then the subject would become political and would likely be shut down. I am sure there are those who might have a rebuttal to this statement but to make it sends this discussion in a very different direction.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 41108 replies7749 threads Super Moderator
    edited June 2019
    Reopening thread after having deleted/edited several posts. The OP started with a very valid question, "Have you considered this in deciding which colleges are a good fit for your kids? Should you?"

    Per Terms of Service:"Politics, religion, and similar controversial topics should be discussed only as directly applicable to college matters. College Confidential is not a debating society. Hence, "Would a Catholic be comfortable at BYU?" or "What is the political environment at Grinnell?" are fine. "Democrats (or Republicans) are evil!" and other opinions unrelated to the college process are not allowed. "

    To that end, the following (which is not exhaustive) are examples of what is prohibited, and which I deleted:

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    edited June 2019
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 3528 replies81 threads Senior Member
    I am conflicted about this as well.

    I know this sounds really, really bad, but from a financial standpoint, isn't one better off taking Alabama's scholarship money and, if necessary, sending daughter on a hopefully-one-time trip to another state if drastic measures are needed? Exactly how many abortions are we expecting our daughters to have while attending college? Zero, hopefully. One, an emergency? More than one is fairly unusual for college age women.

    I guess I am saying that, at this time, it likely wouldn't be a factor for this family's college choice. Things could change. Getting to another state and back is not a financial hardship for us at this time. We have mixed feelings on abortion, but we all agree that, if you're going to do it, the earlier in the pregnancy the better. Again, finances could change, political viewpoints can change. As long as 'Bama is giving out generous scholarships to OOS students, though, the finances don't change.
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  • Midwest67Midwest67 4200 replies15 threads Senior Member
    One kid is looking at which grad schools to apply to and this topic has not been a consideration for her or us parents.
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  • sylvan8798sylvan8798 6964 replies143 threads Senior Member
    That didn't take long.
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  • vpa2019vpa2019 706 replies19 threads Member
    These types of laws wouldn’t and didn’t affect my kids choice of schools.
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  • Sue22Sue22 6928 replies121 threads Super Moderator
    I think it may exacerbate the already existing hesitance of kids from the NE and West to attend Deep South schools outside of major urban centers like Atlanta aside from a few top schools like Duke or Vandy. I've had quite a few parents look at me askance and say "Your kid's going to school where?"
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  • Twins2018Twins2018 18 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Should add both our kids, one male and one female, feel equally if not more strongly than we do as parents. For our family it’s a resounding no.
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