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Pro-Life Students Equated to White Supremacists, Denied Official Club Status at Johns Hopkins ^ | March 29, 2013

Posted on 03/29/2013 6:19:46 PM PDT by RedMDer

On March 12th, a pro-life group at Johns Hopkins University, Voice for Life (VFL), was denied the right to become an official student club by the Student Government Association (SGA) during a student Senate meeting, after having been recommended for approval by the SGA Appointments and Evaluations Committee. At that same SGA meeting, though, another new group was approved called Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Although SJP has a history of anti-Semitism and disruption on other campuses, the SGA decided that the students from JHU creating the group were separate from other campus affiliations, and they couldn’t be punished for potential violations. Somehow, these standards were not applied to Voice for Life.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: abortion; prolife

This general body meeting was followed by an SGA Town Hall meeting the next day whereupon the decision was further expounded. The SGA explained that they decided not to grant official club status to Voice for Life because:

1) The pro-life group’s intentions to peacefully engage in sidewalk counseling off campus at a Baltimore abortion facility “clearly violates the JHU Harassment and Code of Conduct policies.”

2) One of the 100 pro-life organization links on the Voice for Life website sent visitors to the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s website, which was judged to be “offensive.” CBR has brought their Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), which features images of aborted preborn babies, as well as Holocaust victims, and victims of lynching, to Baltimore near the JHU campus in the past.

On Tuesday, March 26th, JHU Voice for Life was rejected again by the Student Senate, and the case will now go to the SGA Judiciary Committee for review, which will be on Tuesday, April 9th at 5:00pm.

Former SGA Vice President and the drafter of the SGA Constitution Evan Lazerowitz wrote to the current members in support of Voice for Life, “The fact is, quite simply, that the SGA’s actions constitute viewpoint discrimination, which violates the SGA Constitution. I am particularly concerned that SGA members actually told a student group leader that he should remove certain web-links or not undertake certain actions simply because they personally disagreed with them. Concern about a group’s message, and groups that it supports, definitely violates the free speech guarantee of the SGA Constitution because the SGA is passing judgment on the viewpoint of the group.”

Last night, an anonymous person forwarded an email chain between SGA members in a listserv that talked about Lazerowitz’s message on Voice for Life. One top SGA executive member sent a simple statement, “And this is why we don’t approve groups like Voice for Life,” and linked to a Think Progress article entitled “Racist Hate Group To Conduct Nighttime Patrols On College Campus” about a white supremacist group at Towson University called the White Student Union. This association is particularly offensive to Voice for Life members, especially its African American members.

1 posted on 03/29/2013 6:19:46 PM PDT by RedMDer
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To: All

Contact JHU’s President Ronald Daniels at:

Office of the President
Phone: 410-516-8068
Fax: 410-516-6097

Tell him to approve the pro-life group Voice for Life as an official group on campus right away!

2 posted on 03/29/2013 6:22:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

I saw this all starting just 10 years ago when I was in college as an undergrad. It’s grown into a full on assault against conservatism on college campuses.

America’s entire education system for pre-k to Ph.D has been completely compromised by ideologues and leftists. There are few avenues for unbiased education except to homeschool.

3 posted on 03/29/2013 6:27:33 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: RedMDer

Form the club anyway OUTSIDE the chain of University command. There is still a 1st amendment right of assembly.

4 posted on 03/29/2013 6:27:34 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: RedMDer
This apparently no longer means anything to Johns Hopkins:


To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art - if they desire to learn it - without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but to no one else.

I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.

I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.

I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.

Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself holding such things shameful to be spoken about.

If I fulfill this path and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.

5 posted on 03/29/2013 6:31:15 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: RedMDer; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!

6 posted on 03/29/2013 6:47:15 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: RedMDer

JHU was full of left-wing nutjobs when I was there in the early 1980’s. Any group too far left for the SGA to stomach was sponsored onto campus by Chaplain Chester “Red Chet” Wickwire. Conservative (especially Christian) groups were discriminated against and the only reason ROTC was still on campus was the personal intervention of former JHU President Milton Eisenhower (Dwight’s smarter brother).

7 posted on 03/29/2013 6:48:39 PM PDT by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: RedMDer
White Christian conservatives are the Armenian Jewish kulaks of today.

And they wonder why we won't go along with being disarmed.

8 posted on 03/29/2013 7:15:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: rarestia

Action is currently underway to univite Dr. Carson as commencement speaker.

9 posted on 03/29/2013 7:17:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Travis McGee

We are facing a full assault on us. Never give in.

10 posted on 03/29/2013 7:20:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

They need to get in contact with FIRE.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education - FIRE -

“FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to free speech, individual liberty, religious freedom, the rights of conscience, legal equality, due process, and ...

11 posted on 03/29/2013 8:36:42 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: RedMDer

Its Maryland!

12 posted on 03/29/2013 8:47:49 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: RedMDer
White supremacists for being pro-life? The abortion crowd is the one that wants to abort all black babies because they believe them to be racially inferior!
13 posted on 03/29/2013 9:23:03 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Clock King

Each student pays significant “activity fees,” and, in turn, those fees fund approved camps organizations Who would fund them if they were off campus? And how would they get their message across to other students if they were off-campus? Approval affects whether or not they can meet on campus. And if your kid’s in Baltimore you absolutely want them meeting on and not off campus. They need to be authorized and on campus.

14 posted on 03/29/2013 9:36:03 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: RedMDer

bump for later

15 posted on 03/29/2013 9:54:21 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of DC!" --Raoul Deming, 1954-2013)
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To: RedMDer

The Left is doing what they can to discredit or smear any possible opponents in 2016. Just watch as they go down one by one.

16 posted on 03/29/2013 9:54:25 PM PDT by pankot
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To: 17th Miss Regt

That’s what Margaret Sanger had in mind for Planned Parenthood. She was pure evil.

17 posted on 03/30/2013 2:10:17 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

Liberal schools are useless. They have becomen nothing more than $250/night hotels sponsored by government loans.

18 posted on 03/30/2013 2:19:34 AM PDT by AdaGray
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