LifeChoice President Rebecca Elias said that the society was established to promote discussion on the issues of abortion and euthanasia in Australian society.
“While not everyone may agree with our view, it is important that we as equal members of our Union be allowed to express it”, said Ms Elias.
“The society has been endorsed for affiliation by the USU Board, and that should be the end of the matter".
“As is always the case in the life of any University, there are a variety of opinions on any given topic. LifeChoice Society just wants its right to express its views".
“Efforts to overturn the decision of the USU Board and stop LifeChoice members from expressing their views (through intimidation and vilification) should be seen as what they are – underhanded attempts to censor people with an opinion on an important debate".
“All students interested in the health of our University and our Union should support the right of LifeChoice to express its view”, Ms Elias concluded.
The Union is meeting on June 6 afternoon to discuss a possible amendment to its Constitution that would overturn the affiliation of LifeChoice Sydney and ban prolife clubs entirely. LifeChoice is calling all Union members with an interest in free speech should get along to this meeting and ensure all our democratic rights are preserved.
For more information, visit www.lifechoice.net.au