They say “universities are not leftist indoctrination centers.” They call you a conspiracy theorist for thinking that.
Then the professors sue the government for the right to promote abortion to students.
Remember that: these people do not feel any obligation to be consistent, and will call you a crazy kook for simply describing what they are doing, and then, in other contexts, admit openly (and aggressively) what they are doing.
A group of pro-abortion educators backed by state teachers’ unions has filed a lawsuit challenging an Idaho law barring the use of taxpayer dollars to promote abortion, which they say infringes on their freedom of speech to promote abortion in the classroom.
Enacted in 2021, Idaho’s No Public Funds for Abortion Act prohibits state government entities from contracting with abortion providers or their affiliates, or public funds from being “used in any way to provide, perform, or induce an abortion; assist in the provision or performance of an abortion; promote abortion; counsel in favor of abortion; refer for abortion; or provide facilities for an abortion or for training to provide or perform an abortion.”
“Any intentional violation of the provisions of this chapter by a public officer or public employee shall be considered a misuse of public moneys punishable under section 18-5702” of the state code, the law says, which lays out fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 and/or imprisonment for anywhere from one to fourteen years, depending on the details of the violation.
Please, put all these professors in prison for 14 years.
I think by then, we’ll have a better solution as to how to deal with this problem.
Live Action reports that the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is representing five University of Idaho professors, one Boise State University professor, and two teachers unions in the Gem State in a lawsuit claiming that the law is broad enough that it can be interpreted as prohibiting any mention of abortion in state-funded classrooms, putting a “strait jacket upon the intellectual leaders” who need “autonomy in fostering vibrant debate on their campuses, free from government interference.”
Idaho Family Policy Center president Blaine Conzatti responds that the suit is “meritless” and that the law is about preventing publicly-funded institutions such as universities from providing abortion referrals or dispensing abortion drugs, not academic debate.
This is their real goal
“The First and Fourteenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution do not provide carte blanche legal protections for higher education faculty to advocate or engage in criminal behavior on the taxpayer’s dime,” Conzatti said. “The ‘No Public Funds For Abortion Act’ simply does not infringe on academic speech protected by the First Amendment, including classroom discussion on topics related to abortion.”
Yes, it should be clear: abortion is now illegal in Idaho. This is no different then than professors arguing they have a right to promote any other criminal activity.
These are the kind of people who allegedly want to “foster vibrant debate”