The student union at the University of Victoria is backing a petition which would strip its pro-life club, Youth Protecting Youth, of club status. This would deprive the club of access to university space and resources:
The ludicrous excuse being offered by Veronica Harrison, the chairperson of the UVic Student society, is that complaints of "harassment" have been received. "Harassment" is of course pro-choice parlance for coming into contact with an opposing position and getting upset. It speaks to the quality of education at the University of Victoria that no one seems to bother to check the dictionary before making such serious accusations. For their benefit, and the benefit of the pro-choicers who visit this blog, here is the definition of harassment:
"to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother continually; pester; persecute."
"to trouble by repeated attacks, incursions, etc., as in war or hostilities; harry; raid."
Unless pro-lifers at UVic are chasing down pro-choicers, following them home, making obnoxious phone calls, or spamming their in-boxes, only a liar or an ignoramus could accuse them of harassment. Simply because you've seen a poster you don't like doesn't mean you've been harassed; what an astonishingly privileged world these people live in, when they believe their rights are being violated if they see or hear something with which they disagree!
Pro-choicers, listen carefully: human beings have rights, and we won't stop defending those rights because it makes you upset. If you don't like what we have to say, suck it up and oppose us in the realm of ideas; invite pro-choice speakers, put up posters, and present your argument intelligently.