Students for Life, a group of pro-life students at the University of Buffalo, have won a settlement of $38,000 from the school for discriminating against them for political reasons.
In 1996, Students for Life was discouraged by the university from holding an anti-abortion conference and from erecting a memorial of 4,400 crosses. The group was required to put up a bond of $4,800, something no other student group had ever been asked to do. The group sued and won, the result being that the University of Buffalo must now revise its policy so that “viewpoint discrimination” is eliminated from its discretionary powers.
The Catholic League gave advice to the students at the time and is delighted that they won.