USask med school ends placement at pregnancy centre after students raise concerns

By Kelly Skjerven  Global News
Posted July 22, 2021

The University of Saskatchewan college of medicine will no longer offer a placement at the Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre (SPOC) after a group of students raised concerns almost a year ago.

Pro-choice advocates refer to SPOC as a crisis pregnancy centre — a type of clinic that advocates say are not transparent about their beliefs around abortion and that spread false medical information.

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Canada – U of S faces backlash for non-medical placements at pregnancy centre that encourages ‘gift of life’

U of S says placement options are 'not an endorsement of any organization'

Yasmine Ghania · CBC News
Posted: Jul 06, 2021

The University of Saskatchewan college of medicine is receiving backlash for offering medical students the choice to do a placement at the Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre (SPOC) — an organization that says it hopes "clients will choose the gift of life."

The non-medical placement is part of the community and workplace centred
learning experience module in a second-year class titled "Medicine in
Society."

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