Talking about abortion with their fellow students, making the issue of abortion a topic at their university and getting hearts to think about it – that’s why seven students want to found a university group at Regensburg University in 2021. But the “student spokesperson council”, which is responsible for recognising university groups, does not recognise their group. Even after asking three times, they give no reason for the rejection. Yet the group would fully comply with the university’s accreditation guidelines. “It is unbelievable that groups like ‘AK Divers’ or ‘Amnesty International’ are provided with organisational support, university rooms and equipment at the university, but our group is denied work at the university.”, says Stefan Landwehr, one of the students who want to found the group. “We are simply not wanted with our topic.”
“ProLife Europe focuses on communicating scientific facts, risks of abortion and help in pregnancy conflict as needed. We do this in an appreciative and loving way. The most important thing is an open, free and non-judgemental dialogue about this controversial topic – regardless of any world view.”, says Manuela Steiner, Chairwoman of ProLife Europe e.V.
Regensburg is not an isolated case. Since 2020, ProLife Europe has already been excluded from 6 universities in German-speaking countries: The student council of the TU Munich refused to admit the pro-life group, as did the “autonomous women* department” of the University of Wuppertal. At the University of Augsburg, the ProLife group has been waiting for admission for 1.5 years despite four requests. The Johannes Kepler University in Linz banned students from talking about abortion and at the University of Vienna an information stand was banned.
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Therefore, we call on the Student Spokesperson Council for Freedom and Diversity of Opinion to immediately admit the Pro-Life student group at the University of Regensburg!