abortion

Dear lawmakers: keep your legislation away from my uterus

Abortion was decriminalized in 1969. No law reflecting the Supreme Court's R. v Morgentaler decision ever passed through parliament, so no laws govern abortion in Canada. This is precisely the…

The problem with Canada’s abortion law is that it doesn’t exist

Abortion is not accessible for all Canadians. Before we tell ourselves we are better than the divisive abortion politics in the States, let’s first take a look in the mirror.

Why Youth Protecting Youth should no longer be a club on campus

On Feb. 22, UVic students woke up to a snow-covered quad—but it was hardly noticeable under the sea of pink and blue flags planted by Youth Protecting Youth as part…

What are those flags in the quad?

Five hours after they were planted into the quad grass, 10 000 flags were removed by students demonstrating against Youth Protecting Youth, UVic’s anti-abortion club. Students arriving back on campus…

Anti-abortion student club loses court battle, again

A UVic pro-life student club has faced yet another legal setback on Monday, April 18, as the B.C. Court of Appeals ruled against the group in a free-speech battle that…

UN affirmation of abortion rights comes at just the right time

As the Zika virus rampages through the Americas, the debate surrounding abortion has never been more relevant. The virus spreads from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and is linked…

YPY: Abortion still up for debate

In 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s abortion law. The Court, however, left it open for Parliament to make a new abortion law, and never endorsed the…

Abortion debate interrupted by protesters

Updated: Nov. 15, 2014 at 00:35 During a Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) organized debate on abortion at UVic on Nov. 14, a group of women, including some students, protested the event with…