University Students Want Pro-Life Posters Removed

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: March 16, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Education



Aberdeen University students petitioned to have a pro-life poster removed from campus, claiming it was “actively harmful” to women. The Catholic chaplaincy on the campus displayed posters for a 40 Days of Life event, featuring people holding signs and prayer vigils outside the city’s maternity hospital during Lent.

The building on which the poster was displayed is owned by the Catholic Church, which is morally opposed to abortion. The Church responded to the letter saying, “freedom of speech should be at the heart of academic life.”


Source: Press and Journal