Student Union Bans Pro-Life Group

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: December 5, 2016

Pro-life supporters have been banned from setting up an official campus group by the University of Strathclyde Student Union on the grounds that such a group would violate "safe space."

The decision means that group members will not receive any funding and its events will not be promoted on campus. According to the Huffington Post, the student union said: “Allowing an anti-choice group to form would be a barrier to freedom, equality and body autonomy for those with uteruses on campus and therefore not only violate existing standing policy but also act against the interests of a large amount of the student population.”  Strathclyde Life Action has responded that the decision is a violation of the right to freedom of expression. Source: Huffington Post UK