…Unpopular viewpoints do. You will never be called to stand up and defend the right to publish a new spice cookie recipe. (ooh!) Or tell someone how great they look in fuchsia.
How the University of Calgary gets off thinking they can punish students for doing, well, what students do–is beyond me.
The University of Calgary is threatening the campus pro-life group with suspension or expulsion unless they turn their GAP signs inward.
Abortion is fine by everyone in our society–so long as they never see it. For some, it is upon encountering the brutal reality of abortion visually that they realize how wrong it is.
That was my case. I was already pro-life yes, but not doing anything. A friend ignited a sense of injustice in me through her talk combined with an abortion video.
There’s lots of killing that goes on in this world, yes. Many wars are fought and they aren’t just. But injustice is particularly evident when we see a fetus being dismembered firsthand. If you can’t watch this, if you can’t look at the photo–then you can’t defend abortion.
The University of Calgary would prefer you don’t see what happens in abortion.
They say students have complained because they are offended.
Of course they are offended. I’m offended almost everytime I’m on campus. Student groups can show photos of any and all kinds: It’s only when it comes to abortion that they get kicked off campus, or told the photos are too large. Or too graphic. Or need to be turned inwards.
Speak out against the double standard. Next time could be your cause.
The UofC campus life group is going to go ahead with a GAP display on November 26 and 27.