AUSA approves Aberdeen Pro-Life society membership

This follows the controversial society comparing abortion to the slave trade


Aberdeen University Student Association (AUSA) has decided to grant affiliation to a controversial anti abortion society.

The "Aberdeen Life Ethics Society" (ALES) filed a lawsuit against the University in April following the university's decision to not give ALES affiliate status, claiming this was infringing on free speech.

AUSA previously denied the society due to the pro- choice stance held by the Student Association. The refusal meant that the society was not able to have access to "funding, facilitation or platform" to run events.

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Posting on their Facebook page, ALES gave a statement regarding the news

"This is a long-awaited result to a seemingly endless battle, but we could not be more pleased to have won affiliation.

We are ecstatic about the possibilities for the new academic year, and we will spend the summer planning our Fall term activities.

We look forward to actively engaging with the student body and working to foster a civil yet honest conversation about the vitally important ethical issues surrounding human life"

The post went on to thank the Christian Legal Centre for their legal and financial aid and the "numerous" pro- life students at Aberdeen for their support for the society and its cause.

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This poster was released by the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society

This approval also follows the pro-life society releasing a poster on the 8th of May comparing abortion to the slave trade.

AUSA has been contacted for comment.