Student group pressing UA in free speech debate

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A pro-abortion rights student group at the University of Alabama and a civil liberties organization are asking the school to re-examine whether it violated the group’s civil rights.

The Tuscaloosa News reported Thursday that the group’s leaders believe they should not have had to ask for permits to hand out fliers to counter the message of a nearby anti-abortion rights display on the campus.

University of Alabama spokeswoman Cathy Andreen says the permit issue is based on logistics, not the content of the materials being distributed. She says whether or not a group needs a permit depends on when, where and how they plan to distribute their materials.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News

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