Author: Blaise Alleyne

Blaise Alleyne is the Education Coordinator of UTSFL. He has been a member of the club since 2005, serving previously as Technology Officer. Blaise has completed a B. Sc. in Computer Science, English and Philosophy, and is currently a part-time graduate student at Regis College.

Blaise’s posts on this website are available under a libre Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Coverage in The Varsity from Street Festival activism

Yesterday, we made abortion impossible to ignore at U of T, making the victims visible to thousands and having countless conversations about science of when life begins and the ethics of abortion. Abortion is a human rights violation, and we

Upcoming Talk: Why Atheists Should Be Pro-Life

This Tuesday at 7:30pm, we’re presenting (in association with Toronto Right to Life) Kristine Kruszelnicki from Pro-Life Humanists to give a talk on Why Atheists Should Be Pro-Life in Room 179 of University College. Hope to see you there!

beINSPIRED: The Unconditional Love of Two Families

Who inspires you? Why? When you ask people that question, you always get different answers for “who,” but there’s a common answer for “why” — people who inspire us face some kind of obstacle or suffering, they face a hardship

The Stream Debates Assisted Suicide

The Stream hosts a debate on Bill C-14 and assisted suicide in Canada, featuring Dr. Will Johnston who we hosted on campus last Fall.

“Choice” Chain shows that abortion is inappropriate conduct

The Varsity has covered our “Choice” Chain campaign again. We appreciate them reaching out to us for comment. Now is as good a time as any to make some public clarifications, both about “Choice” Chain and about specifics in the

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Bill C-225: Cassie and Molly’s Law

Member of Parliament for Yorkton-Melville, Cathay Wagantall, has just introduced a new private members bill: Bill C-225 Cassie and Molly’s Law. This was one of the legislative initiatives we heard about at U of T in September as part of

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There’s no Charter right to abortion

A common refrain of abortion advocates in Canada, from Justin Trudeau’s Liberal platform to the pages of our own newspaper, is that there is a Charter right to abortion. That’s just not true. Here’s how Teodora Pasca, a student in

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Towards a Theory of Change

I was introduced to the notion of a theory of change from the late Internet activist Aaron Schwartz: I am increasingly convinced that the difference between effective and ineffective people is their skill at developing a theory of change. Theory

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Using Rehumanizing Language to Discuss Abortion

I’ve had a few conversation about abortion this year where people have claimed that it’s twisting the definition of a child to use the word before birth. “It’s not a child, it’s a fetus! You’re twisting words, man. Child means

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The Context: Reaching Out to a Wounded Campus in Response to an Emergency

Not everyone can make our weekly meetings on Thursdays from 4:30-6pm. This series of posts will share some highlights from our weekly seminar discussions. It’s important to set the context before engaging in pro-life work. The Situation: An emergency, a

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