NUI (Galway) Student’s Union adopt Pro-Choice position on Abortion!

The Student’s Union at the National University of Ireland (NUI) have adopted a pro-choice position on abortion.

The Proposition read thus,  ” That NUI Galway Student’s Union adopt a Pro-Choice position, in support of the national campaign for full reproductive rights, which includes a woman’s right to abortion, whether elective or medically necessary. Furthermore, the Student’s Union will use every available measure to realise these rights on campus and nationally.”

What a chilling statement! There is no mention of the right to life of the unborn child and, note the use of the word “elective,” this sounds like abortion on demand! The pro-abortion lobby want these “rights” on campus, so do they envisage abortions being performed at the University by surgical methods or the use of abortifacients?

Many students are anti-abortion and this was borne out by the votes, which were as follows,

1,118   NO votes
2,478 YES votes.

In light of the above “victory” for the pro-abortion lobby, it appears that the NUI   SU now aspire to transforming this “seat of learning” into an “abortuary.”

4 thoughts on “NUI (Galway) Student’s Union adopt Pro-Choice position on Abortion!

  1. I have addressed the following written enquiry to the NUI (Galway) Student’s Union.

    From: John Allman
    Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 10:20 PM
    To: studentsunion@nuigalway.ie
    Subject: Effects of the pro-choice referendum result?

    Context

    1) One of Union’s objectives is stated at 3 iv of its Constitution to be, “To promote the unity of the organisation and contact between members through assisting clubs, societies and other student organisations of the students within the University.”

    2) The constitution states at 5 A, that “all Union officers shall be subject to any decision made by a referendum”.

    3) The Constitution also states at 4, “All registered students of NUI Galway shall, on payment of the student levy become full members of the Union.”

    4) The Union has recently passed a referendum motion that says, “That NUI Galway Students’ Union adopt a Pro-Choice position, in support of the national campaign for full reproductive rights, which includes a woman’s right to abortion, whether elective or medically necessary. Furthermore, the Students’ Union will use every available measure to realise these rights on campus and nationally.”

    Questions arising

    5) In the light of 3 iv, what is the actual or potential effect of the referendum motion, upon any existing or future club, society or other student organisation that desires the Union’s “assistance”, when that club, society or other student organisation is collectively opposed to the “position” adopted in the referendum motion, and wishes itself to “use every available measure” to deny the existence of the “woman’s right to abortion” asserted in the referendum motion, and to thwart the exercise of that purported “right”?

    6) In the light of 5 A, what is the actual or potential effect of the referendum motion upon any present or future Union officer, who is individually opposed to the “position” adopted in the referendum motion, and who wishes himself or herself to “use every available measure” to deny the existence of the “woman’s right to abortion” asserted in the referendum motion, and to thwart the exercise of that purported “right”?

    7) In the light of 4, what is the actual potential legal position of any present or future student, who, because of the referendum motion, does not wish to pay the student levy, or for it to be paid on his or her behalf, or to become, or to remain, a member of the Union?

    8) Will the referendum motion affect at all the Union’s treatment of visitors to the Union’s premises, the purpose of whose visit is to advocate a “position” contrary to that adopted in the referendum motion, for example guest speakers invited by clubs, societies or other student organisations, or by individual members of the Union, or academic staff of the University, or chaplains, or people canvassing for parliamentary candidates before a public election?

    9) Will the referendum motion affect at all the Union’s treatment of visitors to the Union’s premises, whose purpose is not to advocate a “position” contrary to that adopted in the referendum motion, but whose favouring of a contrary position is known or suspected, for example politicians or activists vociferous about abortion, but visiting in order to address students about other topics, or not with the attention of making any formal addresses at all?

    10) Will the referendum motion affect the position of individual Union members, who wish to exercise their right to freedom of speech, including for example to sell books opposed to the Union’s position, to distribute pamphlets, to display notices on Union notice boards, or banners elsewhere, or to wear t-shirts with printed slogans or images, or to use any internet access or other facilities on the Union’s premises?

    Yours sincerely,

    John Allman
    JohnAllmanUK.Wordpress.com

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