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Pro-life club please ‘pleased’ not to be exiled

The president of an anti-abortion club at Auckland University says she is “very pleased” after an attempt to disaffiliate the club from the Auckland University Students’ Association failed yesterday.

Pro-Life Auckland was facing exile after complaints were laid alleging it was harassing students and spreading misinformation about abortion. If the vote had passed, the club would have lost access to AUSA-supplied benefits like room booking and funding.

After an hour of speakers and debate, the motion failed: 125 for and 227 against, with 12 abstentions.

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Radio New Zealand

Checkpoint: Students vote keep anti-abortion group on campus

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NZ Herald

Row brews at uni over abortion pamphlet

A free-speech battle is shaping up at Auckland University tomorrow over a move to boot out an anti-abortion group from university facilities.

ProLife Auckland, which claims more than 400 student members, faces disaffiliation from the students’ association after a complaint that it distributed a pamphlet containing “misleading health information”.

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Stuff.co.nz

ProLife Auckland faces ban at Auckland University

ProLife Auckland today called on its fellow students to “vote down this unjust and discriminatory motion”.

“This meeting is a direct threat to freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas at the University of Auckland,” ProLife Auckland president Amy Blowers said.

“University is about discussing diverse opinions in an open and inclusive atmosphere. Banning a club for handing out pamphlets that simply advocate a woman’s right to essential health information is discriminatory and flies in the face of everything we value about university culture.

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Radio New Zealand

Student and pro-life groups at odds

The Auckland University Students Association says it is not robbing an anti-abortion group of its right to free speech, by calling a meeting to consider banning it from campus.

The university club, ProLife Auckland, says the special general meeting scheduled for Wednesday was prompted by a single anonymous complaint about a pamphlet it had distributed.

It says it has not had a chance to defend itself.

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Newstalk ZB

Anti-abortion group faces university ban

An anti-abortion group is facing being kicked off campus at Auckland University.

Following a campaign in May, ProLife Auckland could be banned from the university at a meeting this Wednesday.

President Amy Blowers says the organisation handed out pamphlets about the common health risks of abortion, backed up by information from reputable scientific journals.

“A single anonymous person complained to the AUSA Auckland University Students Association executive, saying that we were, essentially that we were lying about health facts.”

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New Zealand’s Rhema

Pro-Life Advocates Face Ban

An anti-abortion group is facing being kicked off campus at Auckland University.

Pro-Life Auckland says it follows the group handing out pamphlets advocating women that should have all the health facts they deserve before they make a decision about their pregnancy.

It says it could be banned from the university at a meeting this Wednesday.

Pro-Life Auckland president Amy Blowers says it is a direct threat to freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas at Auckland University.

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