Reasonable people have reasonable concerns about abortion-and, I might add, about pro-life arguments.
But you don’t find reasonable people at student unions, for the most part. And you certainly don’t find them at “women’s centres.” (That’s a place on campus the vast majority of women just don’t go.)
Yet these are the people who have power, as we’re seeing at York right now. They are the quickest to take offence, and their voices are the loudest. Precisely because they are completely unreasonable, they are heard.
The reasonable students are studying, playing sports and doing whatever it is students do.
These centres represent a fringe, barricade mentality: They are trapped in 60s ideology and unable to move with the times.
I’m glad Ms. Kelly Holloway of the York University Graduate Students Assocation banned the abortion debate: It highlights the strange alternate universe she inhabits for all to see. And I thank her for the national, front-page coverage on the abortion debate that never was.
Perhaps soon we can all move on a little from the notion that pro-lifers are the extreme ones here.
cross-posted to The Shotgun.