On January 10, the Lakehead University student union denied the pro-life club official status.
Generally speaking, when the anti-democratic, myopic nitwits at Canadian university student unions go about banning pro-life clubs, as they have done at Carleton University and at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia already, they do so on the grounds that the pro-life view is hateful toward women. You are either pro-life OR pro-woman, and ne’er the two views shall meet. I wrote about this flawed thinking for the Ottawa Citizen at the time of the Carleton “debate.”
If I were a student at Lakehead I’d get every student to start their own club. A chess club, a new age mysticism club, a Muslim club, a doily crocheting club and yes, of course, a womyn’s club-all with the express mandate to do nothing but discuss the theology of the body and watch abortion videos, whilst doing other club activities. Which club would the student union ban first? Would they have the tenacity to ban the Muslim pro-lifers? Or would they target the chess players first, which would allow the chess players to rightly assert they have been unfairly discriminated against. It could take months to sort out the banning order. But it would be good preparation for their first jobs at human rights tribunals.
[Side note: Indoctrinate U is playing in Ottawa on February 18.]