Monday, May 15, 2006

Pro-life groups attack abortion motion

The long-running controversy over OUSU's policy on abortion has been reopened this week, after a motion was proposed which would mean affiliation with prochoice Abortion Rights groups. Ellie Cumbo, OUSU Vice-President (Women) proposed at the last OUSU Council that OUSU officially affiliate itself with the pro-life Abortion Rights group. The motion will be voted on this Friday. This is an extension of OUSU's existing Promoting Choice Campaign, which states its aim as, “To oppose any moves to restrict the current legal situation, and to work to ensure that no additional restrictions are imposed at a local level." These steps by OUSU come as several JCRs, including St. John's, Wadham and St. Antony's this week passed motions supporting OUSU's Promoting Choice Campaign and vowing to oppose any reduction in the nationwide time limit of 24 weeks on abortion.

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