A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Friday, February 09, 2007

MUN Pro-Life Group Back in the Fight

MUNSU 'outlawed' pro-life groups on Campus two years ago in that they refused to ratify or provide space on campus for the student pro-life organization MUN for Life because MUNSU is officially 'pro-choice'. As mentioned in a previous post, MUNSU entered into a deal with the university wherein it offloaded its debt (a student union run without financial responsibilty? There's a shock) in exchange for giving up certain powers, an idea that ranks right up there with removing the office of president. As a result of this action, they were forced to allow pro-life groups the right of space on campus, and the rule preventing MUN for Life from being ratified was repealed.

I was very pleased to see posters plastered around campus that put the crux of the issue into people's minds: this debate is about human rights, not religious beliefs, and it should be framed by pro-life groups as such. It is unethical and immoral to kill a human simply because it is convenient to do so. The posters feature a series of quotations by courts and governments throughout history wherein members of certain genders, religions, or ethnicities were ruled to not be "persons" under the law. The final quotation is the ruling on abortion from the Supreme Court of Canada, and this is followed by a call to "Join the human rights movement of the 21st century."

I couldn't have put it better myself.

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