Monday, November 17, 2014

Pro-choice activists disrupt two abortion debates

Campus police had to calm the situation at McMaster University
In the past two weeks, noisy protestors have been crashing university-hosted abortion debates.

At McMaster University, several students interrupted a presentation Nov. 6 by Maaike Rosendal from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. A video shows the protestors shouting, chanting, and using an air horn.

The university's newspaper, The Silhouette, reported that campus police were called in twice to restore peace.

Pro-life activist Stephanie Gray received a similar reaction eight days later when she tried to present her arguments in a debate at the University of Victoria.

That university's pro-life club, Youth Protecting Youth, is no stranger to opposition. This fall, one of their displays was victim to vandalism and theft; YPY is also currently at the centre of an ongoing lawsuit, hoping to get the same rights and opportunities as other campus clubs.

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