EMU, anti-abortion group settle lawsuit

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University has agreed to pay the legal fees of a student group that sued in a dispute over money for an anti-abortion display on campus.

The Ypsilanti school and Students for Life said Thursday they’ve settled their lawsuit in Detroit federal court. The group says its rights were violated when the student government turned down a request for a $5,000 grant to bring a display to campus that compared abortion to genocide.

The display last spring was considered too controversial, but Students for Life eventually received a grant.

University spokesman Geoff Larcom says student government has changed its grant policy to make access more consistent for all groups. Eastern Michigan is paying $3,000 for Students for Life’s legal fees out of insurance.

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