An open invitation to the Women’s Campaign

by Oxford Students for Life

There has been some controversy about tomorrow’s debate. The Women’s Campaign have asked us to cancel the debate and issue an apology.

Here’s the statement we released to the press:

Free speech is a vital principle of a democratic society, and at a university of all places it should be protected. We’re very happy to discuss people’s concerns about the event, but it would be a shame if open debate was shut down.

While we recognise that this is an issue which affects women especially – and partly for that reason we have hosted two all-women panel debates in the last year – Tim and Brendan are two well-known commentators coming to talk about an issue which has an impact on the whole of British society.

As a sign of our commitment to dialogue on this challenging issue, we’d like to invite WomCam to co-host a debate next term.