A photo posted to social media went viral Thursday of a slide reportedly being shown during a lecture in a top-level biology course at the University of California San Diego that comparing the “parallels” between an unborn child – labeled as a “legitimate parasite” – to cancer.
The photo was posted by Twitter user named Dylan Griswold, who, according to his Twitter profile, is an “aspiring neurosurgeon” studying at Stanford Medl. Griswold said the photo was sent to him by a friend, who took it during her biology course at UC San Diego.
No joke, a friend just sent me this slide from her upper-level biology course.— Dylan Griswold (@DylanPGriswold) April 25, 2019
I'm speechless. Create your own caption. pic.twitter.com/4sS6AvdRV1
The class title is "biology of disease" and as all 'woke' medical students know, pregnancy is a disease. Abortion is the remedy.— Dylan Griswold (@DylanPGriswold) April 25, 2019
The lecture slide purports to show the similarities between a developing unborn human child and a lump of cancerous cells, labeling the child “a legitimate parasite” that “invades” its host and “manipulates the immunity of mother and reshapes blood cells” just like a tumor.
The tweet has already drawn more than 4,000 “likes” and hundreds of comments, mostly from people appalled that a university biology class would dehumanize preborn children to the point of comparing them to cancer.
Unfortunately, in the age of abortion-on-demand and laws allowing third-trimester “pregnancy terminations,” drawing parallels between being pregnant with a child and having a deadly disease was perfectly acceptable to some.
So the thing about cancer is that it’s usually caused by a mutation that turns on genes that have a purpose in fetal development that should be turned off because they are bad after fetal development. This is actually a great analogy for memorization purposes. 🤷🏼♀️— D Mac (@DMcInNC) April 26, 2019
They were teaching this comparison when I was an undergrad 45 years ago. It’s teaching how cancer works. This thread is full of out of context outrage— Mark Szewczak (@MarkRSz) April 26, 2019
Wow, if you're having this much trouble wrapping your head around this simple concept without going into full 'trigger mode', you're probably going to be a pretty crappy doctor. Please don't be an oncologist.— Chris DiPiero (@chris_dipiero) April 26, 2019