When last we left Detroit’s Wayne State University in November 2007, Medical Students for Choice was hosting infamous late-term abortionist Alberto Hodari to speak words of wisdom.
You remember that speech, secretly taped by Students for Life infiltrators who caught Hodari on video stating he had a “license to lie,” among other gems.
Then, of course, Hodari went on to achieve national recognition for being caught trashing aborted babies in a couple of his mill dumpsters.
But I digress.
The Detroit News reported July 24:
A student group at Wayne State is suing the university, its top officials, and the student council, alleging the group was denied funding and the use of university facilities because of its anti-abortion stance.
Wayne State University Students for Life filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit….
University officials denied the group “access to both funding and facilities in 2008 based on the content and viewpoint of SFL’s speech,” the lawsuit alleges.
The university student council denied the group’s request for more than $4,000 in funding for its 2008 “Pro-Life Week,” citing “spiritual and religious programming references” in a letter detailing the planned events, the lawsuit alleges.
University officials also denied the group the use of a stage area in the student center and other facilities for planned events, the lawsuit alleges.
Added the Associated Press:
Students for Life said it is a registered campus organization. And like other groups, it believes it should be entitled to a portion of student fees….
A lawsuit… said the initial request was rejected because of “spiritual and religious” references. But the anti-abortion group said it doesn’t have a specific religious affiliation….
“Access for these groups to funding and facilities must be provided without regard to the group’s viewpoint. When a public university enforces a viewpoint-discriminatory policy, the school violates the Constitution,” attorney Joseph Martins said in a statement….
The group wanted to hold a “pro-life trivia game” on a stage at Student Center North Commons, a busy area, but was told by campus officials to use another area, according to the lawsuit.
“Some people would no doubt likely find it difficult to eat lunch if they have strong opinions either for or against your group,” Christina Basso of the Student Center staff said in an e-mail attached to the lawsuit.