Yesterday afternoon, around six students held graphic images of abortions outside the SUB in response to Justin Trudeau's visit to campus.
Irene De Souza, a member of the UBC Lifeline club, said the display was organized against Trudeau's pro-choice stance.
“We just want to show people what he’s standing for and what this actually is -- just the brutality of abortion," said De Souza.
Some students objected to the graphic images, including one student who stood silently a few feet from one of the Lifeline members holding a full-length mirror.
Madison Candline, a third-year anthropology student, showed up to oppose the abortion protesters.
"For a university campus, in general, that’s supposed to talk about inclusion, it’s pretty awful," said Candline.
"I just don’t agree with the images. I think the images can be really painful to some people. I just think it could be done in a more sensitive way and a less direct and hateful way," she said.
De Souza acknowledged the images could be offensive, especially to certain groups of people.
"I’d rather inform people who are either contemplating [abortion] or people who have had abortions so that they know that there are people out here who are willing to help them and who are there for them," she said.
By 3:30 in the afternoon, the protesters had cleared the area.