Mirror of Justice

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pro-Life Group at Johns Hopkind Denied Official Club Status

The opening line of an article with the above headline reads, "The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University has denied a pro-life group official club status at the Baltimore school for fear the group will make students feel uncomfortable."  Yes, you read that correctly. One of the SGA members explained, “We have the right to protect our students from things that are uncomfortable. Why should people have to defend their beliefs on their way to class?”  

My first thought was that Johns Hopkins must have very few official student organizations if the test is whether a group will make any students feel uncomfortable.  But I see they have quite a few.  So it must be OK to make students uncomfortable on some subjects, but not others.


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