Kingsborough Backtracks On Pro-Life Censorship

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Kingsborough Community College decided last week to roll back a decision banning a student from distributing a pro-life magazine on campus after the intervention of a religious speech advocacy group.

Back in September, the school ordered student Joseph Hayon to stop distributing copies of Live Action’s national pro-life magazine, The Advocate. Urged on by Live Action, a new media anti-abortion venture, Hayon contacted the Alliance Defense Fund. The ADF provides legal assistance and training for a host of causes on the religious right.

On March 11, the ADF sent a letter to Kingsborough officials requesting the decision be overturned in respect of the First Amendment.

“KCC simply cannot silence speech because some people find it offensive,” they wrote.

Kinsborough Community College agreed, and swiftly reversed its ban, saying they would respect Hayon’s right to distribute The Advocate.

[via Live Action]