Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians barred from Students for Life conference

In the past PLAGAL has participated in the Students for Life conference at Catholic University with an overwhelmingly positive response from the students. It has been an opportunity to see and hear the pro-life message presented in a unique fashion and conference attendees have been eager to engage PLAGAL members in discussion about issues they may have never considered before. This year, however, students will not have that opportunity. Officials at Catholic University are denying PLAGAL the opportunity to sponsor a booth. They maintain that they have a right to accept or deny sponsorship to any group coming onto their campus that is not consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

More information at PLAGAL's blog.

Students for Life of America is an independent, non-sectarian organization and did not agree with this decision. They are considering finding a new venue for next year's conference, for this and other reasons. Please contact them and support this decision, and offer alternatives if you know of any. Catholic doctrine shouldn't dictate what viewpoints get to be heard in the pro-life movement.

[edited for clarity]

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I probably should have made this clearer in the original post. Students for Life of America is a non-sectarian organization -- they were just holding the conference at CUA. So, I think it's a good decision for them to hold it someplace where they won't be hostage to religious doctrine.



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