Letter: The thought police

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Editor, the Gauntlet,

Although I personally disagree with the position of the Campus Pro-Life club on the abortion issue, I also believe in this organization's right to express its opinions on campus.

The University of Calgary's administration has gone one step too far in taking legal action against this group. Although linking abortion with genocide and displaying graphic pictures depicting the act itself is disturbing and possibly offensive, censoring these individuals does nothing to further public debate on this contentious issue.

If other students disagree with the position of Campus Pro-Life, they have the opportunity to counter Campus Pro-Life's arguments with a display of their own. Universities should be places where controversial ideas are debated freely and without hindrance. Unfortunately, our university has opted to assume the role of the "thought-police" by banishing controversy from the university grounds.