Scared students rejecting colleges in states with strict abortion laws

As Dana Schuster reports for NY Post: One Upper East Side family is sending Washington University 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.

“These laws are not really good for women,” said Ellen, a retired litigator. “It puts my child into a situation [where] I might think twice about her safety.”

Missouri joins five other states — Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and Louisiana — that have passed so-called “heartbeat bills” this year.

In April, Alabama passed a bill where doctors who perform abortions in the state could face 99 years in prison.

The bans, which are not yet in effect, are being vehemently fought by everyone from lawmakers and Hollywood celebrities to high-schoolers making college plans.

“This is a serious thing,” said Amanda Uhry, a private-school admissions consultant in New York City. “I’ve had 61 college-admission clients remove Georgia and Ohio schools from their list for next year,” she said, adding that one of these clients is a double legacy at Emory, in Atlanta.

An Upper West Sider who asked to remain anonymous said she nixed Oberlin — her teenage daughter’s dream school — after a heartbeat bill was passed in Ohio last month.

“For someone who is studying music, Oberlin was always on her list of colleges,” the mother, who works in media, said of her daughter. “She texted me and was like, ‘WTF,’ when the Ohio law was passed. She wants to have control over her body and her rights.

“People are shocked and scared,” Uhry explained. “They were like, ‘What are we going to do if we send our daughter there and she gets pregnant?’ ”

Said Bender: “Some of my friends have said, ‘If your daughter goes to college in Georgia and, God forbid, she gets pregnant, she can always come to New York for an abortion.’ ”

But, she added, that’s missing the point: “If the legislators passed those laws, they won’t be friendly legislators for women in general.”

(Spokespersons for Washington and Emory universities did not return calls for comment by press time, while a representative for Oberlin declined to comment.)

It’s not just prospective college students blacklisting states. Hollywood is up in arms after Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, a popular hub for production thanks to its 30 percent tax rebates, signed the state’s heartbeat bill on May 7.

One day later, David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and “The Deuce,” tweeted that he was boycotting the Peach State.

Last week, director Reed Morano announced that she would no longer film scenes from Amazon Studios’ “The Power” in Georgia. Kristen Wiig and writing partner Annie Mumolo, who are working on the new comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” followed suit, also pulling out of the state, according to Variety.

Uhry said the anger — and fear — has only just begun, especially for her college-bound clientele.
“Everyone is scared,” said Uhry. “What state should we take off the list next?”

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Dr. Eowyn
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Do these mindless, brainwashed, demon-possessed young people ever consider that, by their own words, they were once “parasites” in their mothers’ wombs?

William
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William

Apparently not, but they are most assuredly parasites now

Lophatt
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Lophatt

It looks to me like you could hand them anything and they’d either say it or wear it.

LoriQ
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LoriQ

Thank you. I thought the same thing.

William
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William

This is too disgusting for words. Sure, you can always come to NY for an abortion, even after the baby is born. NY is progressive

Alma
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Alma

No, not after eight weeks, the moment of conception, whether a drugstore test or a doctor’s exam.

Ron W
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Ron W

But they don’t care or even support the government denying them the right to keep and carry the means to protect their own bodies from the robber, the rapist and the murderer

cogitoergosumantra
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cogitoergosumantra

Ya know, as these hedonists continue to use pro-life laws as an excuse to stay *away* from such states, all I can say is, “YES! Thank you. Now go away, back to that bridge from under which you crawled.” And yes, the trolls representing such folks are getting worse on FB pages of Christian groups; they attacked Franklin Graham yesterday for asking for prayer for Trump. Most just left snarky “ha-ha!” emojis, but it bugs me… they just started doing the same to my posts on my own page. Turns out you can block them, heheheh — poof. I began… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

This sounds like a California project. They can set up a new Sodom and Gomorra with a lefty school. They can use the water (wink!).

Where will Gillette go next? Pedophilia? How to “manicure” your goat?

William
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William

Where will Gillette go next? Bestiality, overt Satan worship, necrophilia..the possibilities are endless. Every company needs to expand into new markets

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Maybe they can start a new trend. They could shave their heads and grow their pit hair. That would provide more surface for Lena Dunham to experiment with additional tattoos.

William
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William

“She texted me and was like, ‘WTF,’ when the Ohio law was passed. She wants to have control over her body and her rights.” This from “an upper west sider”. Who works in “media”. Is it possible to be this stupid? Her daughter has complete control of her body and rights. Who’s taking that away from her? If she chooses to have sex there are ways of preventing pregnancy. I was born at night but I wasn’t born last night, and I’m pretty sure about that. Of course birth control requires having an IQ somewhat above room temperature. Moreover a… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

The more logical a person tries to be with them the angrier they get. And yes, sadly, they ARE that stupid:
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LoriQ
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LoriQ

What are these young girls planning for their college experience?

William
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William

Fun fun fun, party party party. Punctuated by an abortion or two. Then a high-paying job as , say, an “environmental engineer” to combat the Climate Crisis (TM). Work? Like, what’s that?

Watertender
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Watertender

I worked as Chief Engineer at an institution of higher learning for many years. Several times I was treated to a tirade from a self righteous little twit who was going to save the world by calling me out. Always a different one about the same time of year usually in October when their freshman indignation and sense of power kicked into high gear. The Powerhouse had a tall smokestack which every environmentalist just hates. There are several smaller stacks on the roof that vented the boiler feed water tanks. They would see the steam from the heated tanks and… Read more »

William
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William

yeah, whenever they show pictures of “pollution” it’s smokestacks spewing condensed water vapor. I hope they never figure out that water vapor is a rather potent “greenhouse gas”. A good thing, otherwise we’d be in a continuous ice age

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I couldn’t agree more. That’s been my experience too. What’s worse, the professors encourage this. It always amazed me that when I talked to someone about a subject I was expert in, they thought they knew more than I did by virtue of their degree. Having a PhD in “Modern Woman” or something doesn’t qualify one to have anything more than a guess about a subject that’s out of their field of study. There were a couple of these at the university where my wife worked. They were more “tribal leaders” of young hairy, unkempt women. They would storm around… Read more »

Watertender
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Watertender

I always thought that college was for education. Goes to show you what I know. Empty degrees and empty heads go together . Imagine the concept of actually going to college to learn instead of party. It boggles the mind!

William
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William

College is for Marxist indoctrination, nothing more. I finished up post grad about ten years ago. It’s worse than you can imagine

Pearl
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Pearl

Cool, an unexpected perk of these laws is that the lefties might avoid your state and you may be able to maintain political cohesion. It would be lovely if normal people had some states to flee to.

aja
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aja

I live near oberlin. I used to love it about 15 years ago. You should see the FREAKS walking around that place. Now, I avoid it like the plague…

whisperingsage
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If she truly has control of her body, she will use birth control. And not get pregnant. I managed not to ever get pregnant when I was a fornicating lost soul. I didn’t THINK I was a prolifer at the time either. But abortion is invasive, damaging, and emotional. Who wants to go through that?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

When I worked for the Navy at one place we had a school. The students were mostly female and some were Canadian. I found myself talking to many of them. Several of them used to laugh about have five or six abortions in their young lives. I was horrified. They thought of it as birth control. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by this. We are, after all, a product of our upbringing. If our childhood had no exposure to Christianity we are not going to just “absorb” that like ultraviolet rays or something. These young people are very similar… Read more »