Aberdeen, Scotland, Apr 29, 2019 / 14:47 pm
With the University of Aberdeen's student association meeting one person short of a quorum last week, it will be at least five months before a pro-life group will have another chance to overturn a pro-choice policy it calls discriminatory.
In October the Aberdeen University Students' Association prevented the affiliation of the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society, citing its own pro-choice policy. The move limits Ale's access to funds and venues at the university.
After failing to have the policy changed, Ales filed a lawsuit April 12 against Ausa and the university, "alleging unlawful discrimination against the society and the violation of rights protected by UK law."
According to Aberdeen daily The Press and Journal, Ales put a motion before Ausa to re-word the pro-choice policy at its April 23 meeting. "But while it required 38 members to form a quorum, only 37 attended – forcing the meeting to adjourn without any decisions made," wrote James Wyllie.