In a win for free speech and the pro-life movement, the Students for Life chapter at Ball State University successfully fought a lawsuit after being denied funds from the school. The initial decision was yet another occurrence of liberal bias plaguing our institutions and could have easily gone unnoticed. Not only was this a crucial victory for pro-lifers, but the decision also forced a reversal of a discriminatory policy that allowed BSU officials to “pick and choose” who received funds. After this issue was settled, Ball State found itself in a deeper financial hole than before. Not only did they pay the Students for Life chapter their initial request of $300 for a pregnancy themed event, they were indebted to Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys to the tune of $12,000 for legal fees.
Time and time again, right-leaning groups are discriminated on college campuses and are forced to fight back. When discussing the issue of life, science has continuously confirmed that life begins at conception. The funds initially denied to the Students for Life chapter were to plan a Pregnant on Campus initiative, according to The College Fix. Their planned event wasn’t an obvious pro-life event, as it was geared towards pregnant and parenting college students, which, if anything, is undeniably pro-woman.
The initial denial of funds for Ball State’s Students for Life chapter was another instance of the inability of the left to tolerant differing views. The officials at the university were so caught up on the “pro-life” aspect of this decision, that they didn’t seem to consider the event being planned. Assisting pregnant and parenting women is one of the more admirable things someone can do, so it is quite frightening that they were originally denied funds for the event.
Without people Ball State’s Students for Life chapter, similar instances could be swept under the rug of liberal bias. If you’re a conservative on a college campus and have been discriminated against because of your beliefs, don’t be afraid to step forward for what you believe in.
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