Pro-life society splits uni

STUDENTS at Sydney University have supported funding for its first ever anti-abortion society as a new debate around the issue heats up.

The formation of the student group LifeChoice, which was endorsed by the University of Sydney Union last Friday, was fiercely contested at a two-hour meeting yesterday.

But students rejected an attempt by the head of the Students’ Representatives Council to denounce the new body as “discriminatory against women”.

The effort to cripple the credibility of the society was narrowly defeated by 36-34.

Speaking to The Australian after the rebuff, SRC president Phoebe Drake was undeterred by the result.

“It is an issue that students deserve to be able debate with each other on,” Ms Drake said.

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