youth protecting youth

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…

Abortion: everyone’s right and nobody’s business

A response to the YPY demonstration For the second time in only a few months, University of Victoria students are protesting anti-abortion demonstrations on the university campus. Youth Protecting Youth…

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…

Supreme Court dismissal concludes student club legal battle

On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) dealt a final blow to a UVic pro-life student cub in its extensive legal battle with the university. The UVic club…

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…

Judge rules in favour of UVic in recent YPY lawsuit

UVic’s pro-life group, Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), faces a legal setback after a B.C. Supreme Court ruling last week. In 2013, the group was denied the booking of an outdoor…

Pro-life club table vandalized with cat feces

At 2 p.m. on Sept. 10, three pro-life advocacy group members from Youth Protecting Youth were speaking to UVic students at Clubs and Course Unions Day when their table was…

UVSS must respect the right to free speech

In his essay “A Plea for Free Speech,” abolitionist Frederick Douglass argued that, “[. . .] to suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as…