Oxford Students for Life (OSFL) galvanized support against a motion which said that the university should not provide a platform to any group which stood against â€œwomenâ€™s right to choose.â€
The motion, which raised concerns from students of pro-life persuasions and none, read: â€œOUSU resolvesâ€¦Never to platform any group or organisation which provides directional advice around abortion or explicitly stands against womenâ€™s right to choose.â€
Oxford Students for Life were made aware of the motion only 36 hours before a vote was due on Tuesday evening.
In a blog post on their website, Oxford Students for Life wrote: â€œNever to platformâ€™ sounds rather like a no platform policy. â€˜Stands against womenâ€™s right to chooseâ€™ is, needless to say, a euphemism for â€˜defends the right to life of the unbornâ€™. In other words, the OUSU motion, if passed, would ban us from anything involving OUSU. [more]