University sued for refusing fund to pro-life group

Friday, June 29, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)A public university is being accused of viewpoint discrimination after it refused to distribute funds to a pro-life group active on campus.

Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit against Ball State University on behalf of BSU Students for Life, which was turned down earlier this year when it requested $300 in student activity funding.

Ball State, located in Muncie, Indiana, has approximately 15,600 students.

ADF attorney Caleb Dalton says the anti-abortion viewpoint is not welcome on campus.
"They pay into these funds," he tells OneNewsNow, "and they should have equal access to them just like all other viewpoints."

But the legal accusation from ADF goes even farther, he says, because the university is being accused of discriminating against student groups by determining whether your beliefs are political – then deciding whether to fund your cause.  

BSU, meanwhile, has allowed a student committee to give student funds to Feminists for Action and the Secular Student Alliance.

ADF filed the lawsuit June 13 in the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana. 

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