Eastern Michigan University refused to fund a student-sponsored pro-life exhibit because it was deemed “too controversial, biased, and one-sided,” according to a federal lawsuit filed against the university.

The Students For Life at EMU had applied for funding from student fees to host a pro-life display on campus called the Genocide Awareness Project – a traveling photo-mural exhibit which compares the contemporary genocide of abortion to historically recognized forms of genocide.

“Universities should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas,” said David Hacker, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom. “The university funded the advocacy of other student organizations but singled out Students for Life for exclusion based purely upon its viewpoint.”

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