SPUC banned on spurious grounds by Dundee University Students' Association
9 September 2014
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has been banned on spurious grounds by Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) from its Freshers' Fayre.
DUSA claims that SPUC's campaigns are contrary to DUSA's
Constitution, and that SPUC has engaged in extreme behaviour at past
Freshers' Fayres. DUSA has, however, failed to provide any evidence to
back up their claims.
Rachel Kidd of SPUC Scotland http://spucscotland.org/
said: "DUSA has quoted several sections of its Constitution against
SPUC, but none of those sections contains anything opposed by SPUC.
Also, DUSA has been asked to back up with evidence its claim of extreme
behaviour by SPUC at Freshers' Fayres, but has failed to provide any
"From 2005 onwards, SPUC held a stall at Freshers’ Fayre for eight
consecutive years without any problems. The stall simply offered factual
information on the development of the unborn child and real help to
women who may find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation.
Miss Kidd concluded: "DUSA makes a great deal of noise about being
fair and unprejudiced towards groups with differing views. SPUC's
effectiveness in communicating the pro-life message on campus seems to
have provoked DUSA to treat SPUC in an unfair and biased way."
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