SPUC banned on spurious grounds by Dundee University Students’ Association

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9 September 2014: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) www.spuc.org.uk has been banned on spurious grounds by Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) from its Freshers’ Fayre.

DUSA claims that SPUC’s campaigns are contrary to DUSA’s Constitution, and that SPUC has engaged in extreme behaviour at past Freshers’ Fayres. DUSA has, however, failed to provide any evidence to back up their claims.

Rachel Kidd of SPUC Scotland http://spucscotland.org/ said: “DUSA has quoted several sections of its Constitution against SPUC, but none of those sections contains anything opposed by SPUC. Also, DUSA has been asked to back up with evidence its claim of extreme behaviour by SPUC at Freshers’ Fayres, but has failed to provide any evidence.

“From 2005 onwards, SPUC held a stall at Freshers’ Fayre for eight consecutive years without any problems. The stall simply offered factual information on the development of the unborn child and real help to women who may find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation.

Miss Kidd concluded: “DUSA makes a great deal of noise about being fair and unprejudiced towards groups with differing views. SPUC’s effectiveness in communicating the pro-life message on campus seems to have provoked DUSA to treat SPUC in an unfair and biased way.”

SPUC Scotland can be contacted on:

The communications department at SPUC’s UK headquarters can be contacted on:

  • mobile 07939 177683
  • direct dial landline 020 7820 3129
  • email news@spuc.org.uk
  • Twitter @spucprolife
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