Carleton Pro-Life Students Arrested

uOSFL would like to express support for and solidarity with the university students arrested on Carleton University’s campus today in connection with their display of the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP). The students were denied a public space to air the peaceful protest, and were instead offered a closed room in a remote section of campus.

This is an issue of censorship of an unpopular message by the Carleton University administration, and a shameful violation of the rules laid out in Carleton’s own student handbook.

The students were charged with trespassing.

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9 thoughts on “Carleton Pro-Life Students Arrested

  1. Edith M. Humphrey

    As a former lecturer both at Carleton and U of O, I want to commend Ruth Lobo and the others, and you U of O students for supporting them.
    If a university cannot provide an environment for peaceful but vigorous debate, where else in society can we find this freedom?

    Edith M. Humphrey

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  3. Sarai

    If we are at a place in Society where the weakest member can find no one to speak up for him/her then we have lost the battle for true democracy. I am gratefull that these students have put themselves on the line-even with veiled threats and intimidation from leaders and other students.
    Watching the police and particularly the man (University PR?)who was there to speak with them -who were totally patronizing, treating them like they were wasting everyone’s time with such a trivial matter. Why does our society so quickly raise an outcry when puppy miils are discovered, or when the environment is decimated but is far too silent when its time to stand up for the life of a human being and the parents who are considering whether he/she should survive,or even if he/she has any value at all. Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee….

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  4. Gordon

    I am not pro-life and find many of your posters offensive. That being said I would defend your right to make your point publicly and display your posters as vehemently as any cause as I can think off.

    The attack on your groups from various student’s unions and even some university administrations strikes at the core of what this country and the whole concept of what a liberal democracy stands for. I think many people feel the same fear but feel the retributive power of the left wing (apparently oppressed) elites that house themselves in student unions and women’s centers around Canada.

    Gordon

    Brandon University

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    1. uOttawa Students For Life Post author

      Gordon, we really appreciate your comment.
      We know everyone doesn’t agree with us. In fact, we’d be very surprised if they did!
      But we’re glad that you too feel that we have a right to speak (just as others have a right not to listen).
      Thank you for your comment,
      uOSFL

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  6. Lou Iacobelli

    We strongly support and applaud your efforts to promote and defend life. We believe the administrators’ decision to shut you down and arrest you was totally unnecessary. It’s censorship. Where is the freedom of speech? We thought this was Canada, land of democracy and liberty. We invite you to read our entire response and share it friends at,
    http://everydayforlifecanada.blogspot.com/2010/10/canadian-universities-stop-censoring.html.
    In fact, our blog mission is to be in solidarity with people like you so that one day we can truly say we have the freedom to debate and offer our witness to life without being sent to jail or even given the opportunity to speak.
    Our prayers are with you all. By the way, I have also sent a letter of protest to the president of Carleton University.
    Thank you,
    Lou

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