EMU sued over denial of funding for traveling anti-abortion exhibit
A conservative Christian group filed a federal lawsuit this week against Eastern Michigan University over its denial of funding for an anti-abortion exhibit, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.
Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Arizona, says EMU's student government should have contributed $5,000 in February to sponsor the "Genocide Awareness Project."
According to the group's website, "The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) is a traveling photo-mural exhibit which compares the contemporary genocide of abortion to historically recognized forms of genocide. It visits university campuses around the country to show as many students as possible what abortion actually does to unborn children and get them to think about abortion in a broader historical context."
The group, formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund, has filed claims against other universities across the U.S. and sued EMU in 2009 over the case of former graduate student Julea Ward. She was removed from her academic program after she refused to counsel a gay student. EMU settled that lawsuit for $75,000.