07 Apr 2014 Free speech victory for pro-life students
It is pretty clear that pro-choice advocates have turned to a new tool in their fight for the right to abortion. And they had to as it is impossible to defend it using science and technology or, if you will – objective truth. The past decade has seen the defenders of Canada’s status quo – abortion on demand for any reason through all 40 weeks of pregnancy – turn from science to censure, yes limiting the speech of pro-lifers. The pro-choice movement knows that when we speak, we win. Therefore, it’s not difficult to conclude that for them to continue winning they need to shut us up.
But this hasn’t been working so great for them and this morning we received news of another free speech victory. From a press release issued by Calgary based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms we read:
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled it was “unreasonable” for the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary to refuse to hear and fully consider the appeal of seven students found guilty of non-academic misconduct for having set up a pro-life display on campus.
The release goes on to say, “The Court noted that they University’s decision failed to address many o f the argument that the students had put forward, such as their right to free expression under the Charter, their free expression rights under contract, and administrative law arguments.”
There is more to come as this Board of Governors of U of C will now hear the students’ appeal, but for now John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is “happy with this outcome.”
The background to this case can be found here.