Free Speech

Liberals look to increase censorship

Andrew Lawton: In our pluralistic society, it has become common to find some rights seemingly butt up against each other. Transgender rights and women’s rights, gay rights and religious freedoms, and so on. As these conflicts fit into the ongoing culture wars, I take comfort in knowing the two most important rights, those to life and to free speech, are never in [...]

2021-07-23T09:36:09-04:00July 23, 2021|Andrew Lawton, Society & Culture|

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down ‘buffer zone’ law

The Supreme Court of the United States has struck down a Massachusetts law barring pro-life protesters from being within 35-feet of an abortion clinic. The unanimous ruling found that the law violated the first amendment protections of freedom of speech. While the ruling was unanimous, there were three opinions (Chief Justice John Roberts was joined by the Court's four liberals, Justice Antonin Scalia [...]

2014-06-26T12:56:52-04:00June 26, 2014|Soconvivium|

Hamilton city council doesn’t like ‘graphic images’

Hamilton’s city council voted last week to complain to the provincial and federal government, asking for a ban of graphic photos of abortion victims. The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform is continuing its “Face the Children” campaign, which seems to be the latest use of graphic images in the area that has upset local politicians. CBC posted a story on the matter, [...]

2014-06-18T13:31:52-04:00June 18, 2014|Soconvivium|

Pro-lifers sue for free speech rights on Canadian university campus

As reports, a group of students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia are suing their school's student association after it rejected their application to form an officially sanctioned pro-life club. LSN reports: "The student union has adopted an officially pro-abortion stance, an increasingly common occurrence on Canadian campuses. They claim recognizing a pro-life club would violate policy." Sadly, such stories are [...]

2012-12-04T13:55:42-05:00December 4, 2012|Soconvivium|
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