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Pro-lifers threatened at Carleton

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

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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.”