Julia Swann: Why students' unions should resist threats and not provide funding to 'pro-life' groups
Julia Swann, writing on behalf of a group of pro-choice students at the University of Strathclyde, argues that attempts by a ‘pro-life’ group on campus to secure students’ union funding through threatening legal action must be resisted.
FOR MANY, students’ unions are a place of safety and sanctuary. Much of my experience as a student at University of Strathclyde has been shaped by my involvement in the students’ union. As a woman, I have always valued the pro-choice stance of the students’ union which, thankfully, still stands today.
Pro-choice activists to counter-protest ‘abhorrent’ anti-abortion demo
Members of Glasgow Green Party will protest ‘40 Days for Life’ event on George Square
SCOTTISH GREEN PARTY members in Glasgow will take part in a counter-protest at an anti-abortion event on George Square this Sunday 25 March, hosted by 40 Days for Life, a pro-life group originating in America.
The event marks the end of the group’s 40 day ‘vigil’ for lent outside Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, in protest against the provision of abortion services at the facility – one of 12 such vigils being held by the group across the UK.
Caitlin Logan: Why the pro-indy left should be principled, even when some people don’t like it
Last week, Ross Ahlfeld wrote an article arguing that the Scottish left should open its mind more to the pro-life movement. Today, columnist Caitlin Logan responds and says the left must stick to its principles
Ross Ahlfeld: Why the indy left should stop attacking pro-lifers and faith schools
CommonSpace columnist Ross Ahlfeld says the Catholic Church's pro-life teachings are in line with its social justice values, and the left should make an effort to understand that if it wants an inclusive indy Scotland
I WAS disappointed to read Michael Gray’s article published in The National on Tuesday 7 February titled: 'So-called pro-life campaign groups have no place in our schools.'
Rise women's network to hold pro-choice rally in wake of hospital protest threats
THE WOMEN'S network of the new socialist Rise coalition will hold a demonstration tomorrow (Saturday 13 February) in response to threats by an anti-choice group to picket a Glasgow Hospital.
The rally, open to all regardless of party affiliation, will be held at the steps of the Glasgow Royal Concert hall at 1pm.