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Pro-life group banned from Dundee University event

Student association bans the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland from Saturday’s freshers’ fair

A pro-life group has been banned from a freshers’ fair at Dundee University.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland said it has been told it will not be allowed to host a stall at Saturday’s event.

A local branch of SPUC Scotland has run a stall at the fair since 2004 but did not take part last year due to a lack of space. The Dundee University Student Association (DUSA) then voted to ban the group from all future fairs.

DUSA says it has rejected SPUC because of the group’s alleged ‘extreme campaigning’ rather than their pro-life views.

Rachel Kidd of SPUC Scotland said DUSA had failed to ‘back up’ its claims about the SPUC.

“DUSA has quoted several sections of its constitution against SPUC, but none of those sections contains anything opposed by SPUC,” Ms Kidd said, “Also, DUSA has been asked to back up with evidence its claim of extreme behaviour by SPUC at Freshers’ Fairs, but has failed to provide any evidence.

“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.”

Dundee was one of the cities that Project Truth visited during the summer with its pro-life roadshow and that outreach group was reported to receive a warm welcome in the city.




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