CNA Staff, Sep 13, 2020 / 02:14 am America/Denver (CNA).
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has agreed to reverse a policy that barred funding for Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece to be brought to campus as a pro-life speaker.
“The Constitution is clear that public universities can’t discriminate against students for their political or religious beliefs, and we are hopeful that Georgia Tech’s decisive policy changes will set an example for universities around the country to uphold all students' constitutional rights,” Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins said in a Sept. 10 statement.
The university’s chapter of Students for Life (SFL) during fall 2019 had invited Dr. Alveda King to speak on campus.
King, a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, frequently speaks on pro-life issues and is director of the pro-life group Civil Rights for the Unborn.
Like many public universities, Georgia Tech collects an activity fee from all students, which the Student Government Association uses to fund campus events. SFL requested $2,346 in funding to bring King to campus.