Students at Auckland University yesterday rejected a motion to disaffiliate a student organization advocating against abortion. Sanity prevails.
We are glad about the outcome. However, it is a reminder that free speech rights are coming under increasing attack from the Left which is working more and more to proscribe speech it deems "harmful" or "offensive"--that is, views and actions with which it disagrees. In this case, the forces of censorship and proscription were defeated.
This from the NZ Herald:
A move to ban an anti-abortion club from the Auckland University Students' Association has been defeated overwhelmingly after an emotional debate about free speech. A special general meeting attended by a large and noisy crowd in the university quad voted 227-125 yesterday against a motion to disaffiliate the ProLife Auckland club "for propagating harmful misinformation".