August 21, 2002
Free speech upheld at UH

The University of Houston has agreed to give unrestricted access to its main plaza next month to an anti-abortion group. I'm as pro-choice as they come, but UH was wrong to restrict these guys to a quieter corner of campus. Free speech means free speech, even for ugly and hateful things. As long as they're not engaged in an illegal activity, the Pro-Life Cougars have the same right to speak as anyone else.

Of course, it would be just fine in my book if they're met by a peaceful group of pro-choice demonstraters exercising their right to speak as well.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 21, 2002 to Elsewhere in Houston

Amen, bro'.... If UH had just left them alone in the first place, they would like have been generally ignored. Now they've become a cause, and have received far more publicity than they deserve. Nice move, guys....

Posted by: Jack Cluth on August 21, 2002 7:08 PM