Anti-Abortion Activists Abort Free Speech on College Campus

A funny thing happened on the way to 21st century democracy. Rumor has it that one group’s civil rights were aggressively trampled by another. Today, in honor of Women’s History Month, an event was planned in the quad at the Charleston Campus of the College of Southern Nevada. Not coincidentally, perhaps even in a similar spirit of celebration, it so happens that an anti-abortion group had made plans to leaflet the community in the same area at the same time. Now, under typical conditions, both groups would have been able to peaceably assemble and occupy the same place at the same time. Had any of the resources of space, time and bodies in transit been considered scarce neither group would have selected that location and time for their event. What went wrong? What inspired those in the anti-abortion camp to attempt to drown out the voices of those in the women’s history camp? What motivated those in the women’s history camp to call security? How is it that those championing the right to life reject another’s right to live and exercise the rights afforded by the democracy that ‘protects’ us all?


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  1. I absolutely agree with you. This was appalling. I completely respect everyone’s right to have their own opinion and be either pro-life or pro-choice, and walking to my Anthropology class was not the time for them to attempt to shove disgusting pictures and pamphlets in my face, as well as their ideas down my throat. CSN should be ashamed of themselves for allowing such an extreme act of pro-life activists to intrude onto anyone who walked their campus. And this was all in the name of women’s history month? Way to respect women and our rights. They will be receiving a very angry letter from me, that’s for sure.


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