Rebranded ‘Doctors for Obama’ group pushes doctors’ notes ‘excusing’ kids for #NationalWalkoutDay

· March 14, 2018  
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A political group formerly associated with the Obama campaign for president is urging doctors nationwide to sign “doctor’s notes” to excuse students who want to participate in the #NationalWalkoutDay anti-gun protests.

Doctors for America, formerly Doctors for Obama, released a form doctors can fill out to excuse students “for being absent from class to advocate for ending gun violence, a public health crisis in America.”

Thousands of students across the country are walking out of their schools Wednesday for “17-minute protests” to demand action from Congress after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida last month. At 10:00 a.m. ET the first large wave of students began to walk out of class.

In an op-ed for the progressive nonprofit organization The Other 98%, pediatrician and D.C.-based radio host Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram encouraged his colleagues in the medical profession to give out doctors’ notes for children who wanted to participate in the protest.

“Health care providers are proud to support students and families as we bring communities together to end gun violence and save lives,” Sriram wrote. “We can lift each other’s voices to demand Congress pass gun safety policies like funding for public health research on gun violence, banning weapons of war in our neighborhoods, universal background checks, banning all domestic abusers from owning firearms, and so much more.”

Any doctors who hand out these notes aren’t supporting students and families. They’re using children as political props to push for leftist anti-gun policies that won’t stop mass shootings and will infringe on the rights of innocent and responsible gun owners.

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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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