Genocide Awareness Project returns to University at Buffalo; First Amendment restored
In stark contrast to last year’s visit, the First Amendment was thoroughly upheld at the University at Buffalo (UB) this time around. CBR returned to UB to deploy our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on April 28-29.
FAB readers will recall the chaos that ensued on our first visit (stories here, here, here, and here). As a result of university-sanctioned censorship, CBR filed a federal lawsuit against UB for permitting an unruly mob of pro-abortion protesters to purposely disrupt our peaceful, pro-life demonstration (link to stories here and here).
For those keeping score, this was only the second time in the history of GAP that CBR has been forced to file a lawsuit against a public university. Usually, the knowledge of our willingness to defend speech rights is enough to ensure their enforcement.
The UB has a long history of obstructing pro-life speech. When the UB Students for Life organized in 2010-2011, UB stalled their application for 9 months, until the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) forced UB to give the Students for Life the same access to UB spaces/facilities that all the left-wing students enjoy. Story here: Recent Victory for Pro-Life Speech. Later, UB students vandalized a Cemetery of the Innocents display, not once, but twice. Stories here: Second Round of Discrimination and Vandalism at University of Buffalo Continues.
It was clear that sometime during the past year, the University at Buffalo “got religion,” as we say here in the South. They were determined to prevent the kind of censorship that they allowed last year, and they did.
The area surrounding GAP was constantly abuzz with pro-life vs pro-abortion conversation, sometimes passionate and emotional, other times calm and intellectual, but always productive.
On Day 2, high winds and rain prevented us from constructing the full display, but volunteers made do with a smaller set-up and aggressive literature distribution. Click to read our brochure, How Can You Compare Abortion to Genocide?.
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