By Clarissa Luluquisin, NCLN Central Campus Coordinator
The first week of the new semester was a literal and figurative ‘banner week’ for Youth Protecting Youth, the pro-life student club at York University (Toronto). The club started their outreach by placing a banner in one of the most central areas on campus. Hand-painted with an image of a pre-born child and the message, “Abortion kills a human life”, this banner was approved for display by one of the governing bodies for campus clubs.
The banner was torn down on the first night, but found intact in a nearby recycling bin. It was torn down a second time in the week and, again, the perpetrators attempted to recycle the large banner.
After rescuing their banner for the second time, the club plans to reinforce the banner to make its removal more difficult. They are also pursuing the vandalism by requesting access to the video feed of the hall. “We aren’t discouraged,” wrote a club leader on Facebook, “and no one can silence our voice!”
As pro-lifers, our message, regardless of how many times it may get “crumpled” by someone who disagrees, remains intact. This is the nature of the truth.
If you are on campus and are feeling overwhelmed, perhaps feeling a bit like the club banner, know that NCLN is here to help smooth things over. We are here to serve you and support your efforts to make your voices heard!
Have stories from your Clubs Days or other activities this semester? Be sure to share them with your NCLN staff member!