Testing questions for Oxford abortion censors

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Julian Mann: In an ironic twist, the academics at Christ Church Oxford who refused permission for a debate about abortion to be held in the college are officially called Censors. The decision came after, to quote Oxford University student newspaper Cherwell, the Junior Common Room (the Christ Church undergraduate body) “voted to inform College Censors about the mental and physical security issues surrounding the debate” on the motion, ‘This House believes Britain’s Abortion Culture...

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UNFPA: Children have right to sex, drugs, abortion to reduce population

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Rebecca Oas PhD, LifeSite: NEW YORK — There are more young people in the world now than ever before. According to the United Nations Population Fund’s latest report, this represents an unprecedented opportunity for progress, but only if future generations are smaller. UNFPA’s prescription to ensure a “demographic dividend” includes freely available abortion for adolescents, removing age of consent, drug and prostitution laws, and reduced parental involvement in the sexual formation of...

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Cambridge’s chief censor is Mr Squirrell. His denial of campus debate show he’s nuts

Nov 21, 2014 by

by Laura Perrins, Conservative Woman: There is an article out there, so frightening, so worrying it must be read. It spells disaster for the future of this country. Tim Squirrell, President of the Cambridge Union,  (Dickens could not have chosen a better name) believes that students of Cambridge University have a right to be intellectually “safe.” The President of the Cambridge Union, one of the most famous, august debating societies in the worldbelieves debating an idea – the pure...

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The rise of the Stepford students. Free Speech is so Last Century. Today’s students want the r...

Nov 21, 2014 by

By Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: Student unions’ ‘no platform’ policy is expanding to cover pretty much anyone whose views don’t fit prevailing groupthink. Have you met the Stepford students? They’re everywhere. On campuses across the land. Sitting stony-eyed in lecture halls or surreptitiously policing beer-fuelled banter in the uni bar. They look like students, dress like students, smell like students. But their student brains have been replaced by brains bereft of critical faculties and...

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The closing of the Oxbridge mind. Better not to debate controversies such as abortion

Nov 19, 2014 by

by Philippa Taylor, Conservative Woman: Not for the first time, a college at a top UK university has completely shut down an attempt to organise a balanced debate on abortion. Are the students running scared of possible credible opposition to their ‘abortion is the answer to everything’ mindset, by closing down all conversation with those who disagree, rather than engaging with it? Or are they simply unaware (despite being – apparently – among the brightest students in the UK) that by...

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The courage of the few can shatter the silence of cowardice in the face of evil

Nov 14, 2014 by

By Bryan Kemper, LifeSite: The silence of those who know the truth is deafening. The apathy towards abortion—from a generation that prides itself in its enlightenment towards other social justice issues—is a badge of dishonor. The simple fact that we allow the chambers of death to exist is evidence that we are cowards in an hour that begs for courage. Sometimes silence can actually sound louder than words; it can speak volumes about the state of a culture. We have seen this all too many times...

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