I just received this press release from Carleton Lifeline, Carleton University’s pro-life club–about a Silent No More event they’ll hold tomorrow:
Women speak about their abortion experience at Carleton University
“Abortion does hurt women… it hurt me” – Angelina Steenstra
On January 8th, 2009 at 11:30 AM in University Center 182 at Carleton University, members of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC) will share their experiences with abortion.
This event is open to the public.
Angelina Steenstra, the National Director of the Campaign will be one of the guest speakers. The event is hosted by Carleton Lifeline – the pro-life club at Carleton University. The purpose of the event and the Campaign is to provide women with an opportunity to share the difficulties that they faced after having an abortion, to reach out to those who may be
suffering and let people know there is help available.
The event is a good example of Carleton’s new project to create a university that “questions everything” and “challenges conventional thinking.”
Two months ago the SNMAC speakers were unable to present their testimonies due to a complaint from a student, which led to the guests being ordered to leave University grounds.
The club has had trouble with expressing their views previously. Two years ago the Student government nearly shut the club down.
Ruth Lobo, president of Lifeline, says, “We expect this event to proceed without incident after booking and confirming with our student union.”
For More Information
Ruth Lobo, Carleton Lifeline President, firstname.lastname@example.org , 613 – 796 – 1405
“The event is a good example of Carleton’s new project to create a university that “questions everything” and “challenges conventional thinking.”
So glad the university administration and student union is finally onside with allowing learning on campus. Let’s wait and see if they really mean it. (I understand a Silent No More event was unceremoniously booted off campus in the past.)by