University of Alberta’s $17,500 security fee on pro-life event gags free speech: anti-abortion club

A campus anti-abortion club says the University of Alberta is muzzling free speech by charging it a $17,500 “security fee” to stage a pro-life event.

UAlberta Pro-Life says it applied last month to set up a stationary educational display on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, showing ultrasound images of fetuses and photos of aborted ones.

But the registered campus club received notice from the U of A 11 days before the event that it had to pay $17,500 to cover the costs of providing security.