The student government group at the University of Northern Iowa refused to allow a Students for Life chapter to form on the campus, labeling them a “hate group.” School officials aren’t happy about what their student government leaders decided, and have urged the young conservatives to keep fighting, with their full support.
University students need lesson in life
At the University of Northern Iowa, they have a student government which handles many administrative functions, one of their jobs is to approve campus student groups. When Students for Life wanted to form a chapter, the student statesmen tossed the discrimination laws in the trash, to inflict their iron will on the obstinate pro-lifer’s. Young America’s Foundation caught them on video in a zoom meeting calling students opposed to murdering babies a “hate group.” The schools administrative officials are using this as a learning experience to teach their budding leaders a lesson in life.
YAF got a peek at the virtual meeting the student government had “to debate whether or not the Students for Life group should be given official recognition” on campus at the university. Their decision was a flat “no.” The reason why is astounding. “This is a hate group! This is hate speech,” argued student senator Max Tensen. “This is hateful rhetoric that is infringing on basic human rights of health care, and we cannot — we cannot support diversity and be complicit in its destruction at the same time.” Instead they’re complicit in the destruction of a living human baby. Chopped to pieces and the parts sold by Planned Parenthood to the highest bidder.
“Approving this bill is the same thing as approving a white supremacist group,” another student declared. “You’re basically saying you support them to violate women’s rights.” The student in question has no difficulty violating the rights of an unborn child. The scariest part is that university level students seriously believe that their feelings actually supersede the law.
Getting sued isn’t their problem
Student senator Caleb Stekl, asserts that it is perfectly “acceptable to discriminate against Students for Life,” no matter what the laws have to say about it. After all, he notes, it’s not their problem if their school gets sued. “If the university gets sued for not allowing a student org [sic] in, that is — taking that as your defense, I think is extremely facile and weak,” he whined. “That’s just a complete preference or privileging of money and of admins over student well-being.”
University Senator Triet Ngo, agrees that not every opinion or viewpoint deserves protection. “I do not think that we should approve of this organization, and it should serve as an example that we don’t — of us not tolerating any infringement to human rights,” Ngo said. “Yeah, they have the opinion that abortion is bad, which is an opinion that can result in catastrophic consequences for, you know, productive rights. Yeah, I would argue that not all opinions are equal. There are opinions, and there are opinions that get people killed.” This person is expected to be in charge of something important someday, yet doesn’t seem to realize that abortion has some pretty “catastrophic consequences for, you know,” a baby. Babies are people too, but Ngo doesn’t seem to care if they get killed.
The actual and legal administrators of the school are trying not to laugh as they shake their heads in wonder at how absurd the latest crop of world leaders is shaping up. They believe the best way to teach them where they went wrong is to let them play the process out to conclusion. The officials reached out to YAF, “rebuking its student government.” The administrators “officially encouraged the chapter to appeal the student government’s decision.” They “will support their appeal, which is scheduled to be heard Monday by the student government’s appeals court. If the court declines to grant their petition, the student group can appeal that ruling to the university president. UNI will not uphold a decision that violates the First Amendment and university policy.”