So this Toronto Star article says there was a vote today at York University and pro-life groups will be allowed to operate but won’t receive funding. All that negative publicity for them to achieve pretty much the status quo (I mean really, how much money did pro-life groups ever get?) and a one hundred per cent guarantee that “anti-choice” groups will be back with a vengeance, next year. (Have a great summer.)
The York University student council has voted in favour of a motion to ban funding to anti-abortion groups on campus.
The controversial decision means that groups promoting anti-abortion ideas will not be reimbursed by the student union but will still be allowed to operate on campus, said Gilary Massa, vice-president external of the York Federation of Students.
“This policy does not apply to religious organizations,” said Massa. “It only applies to groups whose sole purpose is to spew anti-choice rhetoric on our campus.”
Eight members of the York University student council voted unanimously for the decision on Sunday afternoon.
Tanya adds: So first, we have to prove that being pro-life is not just a Christian point of view. Then we have to be religious in order to be allowed to be pro-life. Tell me that’s not self-propagating! “Welcome to York U, where you may not practice free thought, but are excused from the norm if you ascribe to antiquated religion, in which case we are forced to exercise tolerance.”