Statement Of The Executive Committee
March 17 2021
The University of Ottawa Students’ Union (UOSU) Executive unequivocally condemns an upcoming virtual event organized by the uOttawa Students for Life and the National Campus Life Network.
The UOSU revoked club status from UO Students for Life (UOSFL) in early 2020 on the grounds that the UOSFL violated the commitment to equity enshrined in the UOSU’s Clubs Code and Constitution. This decision remains in effect today. Therefore, the UOSU has no affiliation with the UOSFL.
We are speaking out in light of recent media attention given to this group and this event. And let us be clear: it is the choice of those capable of pregnancy, and their choice alone, to decide whether or not to parent, adopt or have an abortion. Further, comparing abortion to the Holocaust, as the National Campus Life Network has done, is not only wrong and deeply offensive, but it trivializes the atrocities faced by the Jewish people during the Holocaust and their struggles to this day.