On Monday, June 28th, in a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez that the University of California at Hastings has the right to refuse the Christian Legal Society from becoming an official group on campus because of their Christian views.
During the hearings, Hastings’ policy was announced as all-comers policy meaning pro-abortion students could run for leadership positions in pro-life groups.
Students for Life of America had signed on to an amicus brief alongside other Christian and conservative student organizations against the Hastings’ policy, encouraging the Supreme Court to uphold students’ constitutional rights.
Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life remarked that, “This ruling opens a dangerous door student pro-life groups no longer have the freedom to associate exclusively with those who hold the same ideals. Discourse and debate on America¹s college campuses was snuffed out yesterday. Despite this ruling, SFLA is going to work diligently to change campuses and take them back for LIFE.”
Students for Life of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping the pro-life generation with the resources they need to end abortion in America. Since launching its historic Field Program in 2006, SFLA has helped start over 330 new student pro-life organizations and trained thousands of pro-life students. For more information on SFLA, please visit www.studentsforlife.org.
For more information about Students for Life of America, please contact Lucy McVicker, Communications Director, at 703-351-6280 or by email at [email protected]