Can you be pro-life and pro-choice?

Members of a new student group at Sydney Uni say they just want a reasonable debate on abortion – and they’ve provoked a furious reaction. Catriona Menzies-Pike reports on the rise of non-sectarian, feminist pro-lifers

Last week the University of Sydney Union (USU) board voted 6-5 in favour of registering a group called Life Choice Sydney as a campus club. Like the venerable Sydney University Dramatic Society and the just-approved Ukelele Society, Life Choice can now apply for funding to hold events on campus and stamp its correspondence with the USU logo.

Funding clubs and societies is one of the key functions of student unions. In the campaigns to fight voluntary student unionism, bleak pictures were painted of campus life without clubs and societies.

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