Kids at the University of Northern Iowa had hoped to start a chapter of Students for Life on campus to act as a gathering place for those students who don’t believe in abortion. But what should have been a relatively uncontroversial application process turned into a debacle when the UNI student government decided that the club is a “hate group” and rejected their approval this week.
The rejection came after a long and charged discussion in which the members attacked the views of fellow pro-life students, including calling them a “hate group,” and this week the public university’s student body’s Supreme Court joined in that effort to block the pro-life group.
A video released by Young America’s Foundation shows UNI students complaining over Zoom that the pro-life club “engages in hate speech.”
“We cannot support diversity and be complicit in its destruction at the same time,” one student says.
“Approving this bill [to allow the pro-life club] is the same thing as approving a white supremacist group that’s trying [to] make an organization on campus,” another adds. “You’re basically saying you support them to violate women [sic] rights. And, like, um, I’m sorry but I don’t want a group on campus that’s gonna, like, when I – just an example – if I’m pregnant, they’re gonna try to force me not to abort my child.”
Extraordinarily, one member of the student government actually made the argument that approving the group could cost someone their life.
“I would argue that not all opinions are equal. There are opinions, and then there are opinions that get people killed, in many cases,” said the student. “There’s really no middle ground here.”
How fascinating that this level of pro-left blindness exists. He is right, though. One of these two opinions will absolutely get people killed…before they ever have a chance to actually live.
“Despite the school’s own rules that viewpoint discrimination is not acceptable, student government leaders attacked fellow students for their pro-life views and denied a request for a new club based on their personal support of abortion,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins.
Boy, these liberals have really become terrified of free speech and opposing ideologies. Usually, that points to some deficits in your own worldview. Maybe they’ll figure that out on their own as they grow up, but as long as they continue to seal themselves inside a bubble, it’s not likely.