Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Campus Pro-Life: Not Getting It

I see the snivelling little twits at Campus Pro-Life have repeated the mistake that they made last November.

Campus security officers have warned that members of Campus Pro-Life could face more trespassing charges, but that doesn't worry Leah Hallman, one of six people who has pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges stemming for setting up the display in November.

"If we view that our actions are just actions and that what we are doing is not wrong, then we should continue to conduct ourselves in the manner that we always have," Hallman said on Wednesday.


I'd love to know how much CCBR is paying to fund the legal bills that these students are racking up. We already know that they provide the signage to Campus Pro-Life, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if this same bunch are prodding Campus Pro-Life members to do more in the name of "free speech".

What they are doing is not "just" in any sense of the word. What they are doing is propagating an intellectually dishonest argument in the most inflammatory way possible. This isn't just, it's propaganda.

Brit Aberle, who held a pro-choice sign across from the anti-abortion display on Wednesday, said members of Campus Pro-Life have the right to voice their opinion but the way they do it crosses a line.

"They use really graphic images and appropriate the struggles of Jewish folks and the Rawandan genocide. I have talked to many Jewish and Rawandan people and they don't want their histories being used for this."


I hope the judge hearing their current case throws the book at this bunch. It's clear that they just don't get it.

4 comments:

quixote said...

"If we view that our actions are just actions and that what we are doing is not wrong, then we should continue to conduct ourselves in the manner that we always have,"

Now there's a statement that can be used to justify literally anything.

MgS said...

Precisely why I say they just aren't getting it.

Anonymous said...

And you don't get the basic right to freedom of speech. I don't agree with anything on this blog but I'd fight to the death for your right to say it. You should do the same for those with whom you disagree.

For shame.

MgS said...

Anonymous @ 7:12:

I get the basic right to free speech just fine.

Campus Pro-Life is simply abusing its rights, in my view.

I have discussed the intersection of free speech and other rights on this blog numerous times here, here and here.

A search of this blog for "Freedom of Speech" and Civil Rights will give you a very clear picture of where I stand.

What Campus Pro-Life ... and I assume that you are one of their nominal supporters ... has missed is that their right to free speech does not abrogate the University's right to manage and control the events on campus.

Lastly, don't insult my intelligence with the line about "fighting for my right to say it". It's dishonest in the extreme - especially coming from somebody who wants to take away a woman's right to control her destiny.