The publication, an insert for newspapers from Human Life Alliance, is an educational ad placed by Pro-Life Wisconsin. Papers at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Stevens Point have refused the advertising supplements.
Pro-Life Wisconsin's Peggy Hamill tells OneNewsNow the school newspapers are demonstrating they are not always the bastions of free speech they pride themselves to be. "They said [they] have a policy against advertising topics which have a tendency to cause conflict, shame, or controversy among the student body," she explains.
Peggy Hamill (Wisconsin pro life)Hamill argues college campuses are supposed to be a marketplace for the free exchange of ideas. She believes the inserts are tastefully done -- and usually get very positive results, she adds.
"Both of us -- on our websites, through our e-mails, which are posted on our websites -- get very, very positive reaction every time we fire up this program in the spring and the fall," Hamill points out.