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Pro-lifers threatened at Carleton

Group has until Nov 18 to amend constitution or lose student group status


 

A pro-life club at Carleton University has been threatened with losing its status as a student group. According to a letter issued by the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA), Carleton Lifeline has until Nov 18 to amend it’s constitution or risk decertification.

The anti-abortion club’s constitution declares that “Carleton Lifeline believes in the equal rights of the unborn and firmly believes that abortion is a moral and legal wrong, not a constitutional right. Therefore, Carleton lifeline shall work to promote the legal protection of the unborn and their basic human rights to life.”

The students’s association claims that the group is in violation of campus discrimination policies that “respect and affirm a woman’s right to choose her options in case of pregnancy.” CUSA regulations state that no students’ association resources be used for “actions such as any campaign, distribution, solicitation, lobbying, effort, display, event etc. that seeks to limit or remove a woman’s right to choose.”


 

Pro-lifers threatened at Carleton

  1. This is liberalism at its finest. Ban anything that does not conform to your way of thinking.

  2. This is as conservatism at its finest. Ban anything that does not conform to your way of thinking.

  3. Nice first sentence, Tard, what’s the matter, can’t come up with an original thought? How liberal of you.

  4. Gone are the days when universities were the centers for open and intelligent discussion.
    “If I don’t like what you say then I’ll make sure you can’t say it.”

  5. Wow, Tard. You must have worked very hard to come up with that comment! Hope you didn’t strain yourself too much…

    …@ Arturolexo: That’s what libs do best: belittle and ban.

  6. What is happening to our universities? Is this China? Is freedom of thought and expression only a social code of our neighbours to the south? Ban a student group at a university? I guess they better shut down internet access to Carleton while they’re at — there’s lots of ideas on the web that the oh-so-self-righteous Carleton univ. student association must find offensive! This is even worse than silly Queen’s banning sumo wrestling suits! This would be funny if it wasn’t so dangerous. Maybe it’s time to make a lesson on Germany’s circa 1936 group banning mandatory for whoever is running that student association!

  7. First off, you hosers all missed the point. The STUDENT ASSOCIATION made this decision–not the university. There’s a difference. And the association is elected by the students so this is actually a democratic decision. Secondly, a university is a place for debate, yes. But it’s also a place where women study, work, and live. A group that is against allowing them to choose does not deserve funding to continue to discriminate and point fingers.

  8. I believe the pro-life students are being discriminated against. I hope the Students Union is sued in court.

  9. Caroline is right on – the university is not making the decision, CUSA is on behalf of student opinion. Therefore, its beautiful that things are changing to go against the tide of ANTI-CHOICE. As a student, and PRO-CHOICE for a woman’s right to have authority over her own body and life, this is the best thing to come out of carleton recently.

  10. Its not like the group FORCES people to become members. I graduated last year from college and from what I remember an individual CHOSE to become involved with groups that he/she agreed with.

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