Despite student union attempts, free speech reigns

Bid to ban anti-abortion club voted down
NZ Herald 19 July 2012
A move to ban an anti-abortion club from the Auckland University Students’ Association has been defeated overwhelmingly after an emotional debate about free speech. A special general meeting attended by a large and noisy crowd in the university quad voted 227-125 yesterday against a motion to disaffiliate the ProLife Auckland club “for propagating harmful misinformation”.

The association’s women’s rights officer, Angela Smith, who put the motion to the executive, said the big turnout showed that students “want to have a say in student matters”. 🙂