VICTORIA, B.C. - The University of Victoria (UVic) Student Society’s board of directors has censured campus pro-life club Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), effectively silencing the organized pro-life voice on campus.

On grounds of violating the university’s harassment policy, the board’s decision Feb. 6 is a response to the 90-plus complaints against the club related to a “Choice Chain” event on campus in November and the club’s use of posters from the National Campus Life Network. The “person poster” juxtaposes historical statements made by secular authorities against the personhood of African Americans, natives, women and Jews, comparing them to statements by the Supreme Court against the personhood of an unborn child. “Sometimes the most important lessons take the longest to learn,” reads the poster.

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VICTORIA, B.C. - As it celebrates its first anniversary since formation on Feb. 13, 2011, the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) chapter at the University of Victoria (UVic) is young in more ways than one. 

The second university-based CWL chapter in Canada, all the members of the UVic CWL are under the age of 30.

“We’re really excited to have women establishing CWLs on university campuses,” said Velma Harasen, the CWL’s national president. “Their youth voice brings a whole new perspective to the League.”

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VICTORIA, B.C. - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then pro-life students at the University of Victoria (UVic) have been doing a lot of talking in an effort to show the truth of what abortion is.

Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), UVic’s pro-life club, partnered with the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform to bring the campaign “Choice” Chain to campus Nov. 16-17.

“Choice” Chain is a campaign where volunteers hold pictures of fetuses aborted in the first trimester of pregnancy with the word “Choice” emblazoned on the top and seek to engage passersby in discussion about the meaning of abortion.

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