The University of Michigan Students for Life group was handed an $800 dollar bill by the UM Administration after the Administration forced them to hire security for a pro-life event they hosted on campus with Dr. Alveda King.
The UM Administration told the group they had to have the security present at the event in case of protesters, while the Students for Life assured the Administration that it wouldn’t be necessary.
Upon hearing of the situation at the University of Michigan, Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life commented, “The University of Michigan has placed a massive financial burden on the University of Michigan Students for Life group just because the decided to bring a National Pro-Life Leader to campus. The school has no right to charge the students for security they mandated they have.
No other group on campus has had the administration step in and force them to have security at an event. If the school felt it was that important to have security for Dr. King, against the opinion of the SFL campus group, then they should pay for it, not the students. It is unfair to place these sorts of undo burdens on SFL groups simply because they express an opinion unpopular with their administration.”
Students for Life of America joins the Michigan Students for Life group in asking that the Administration remove the $800 bill from the group’s account.
You can read more about the University of Michigan incident here.