Pro-Life Student Sues His School

lawsuit Good for him! From LifeNews:

New York Middle School Sued Over Denying Pro-Life Abortion Fliers

Albany, NY (LifeNews.com) — A New York middle school is the subject of a lawsuit from a pro-life firm after it barred a student from expressing his pro-life views. The unnamed student wanted to participate in the national Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity, where students stay silent during the day to speak up for unborn children and hand out fliers about abortion. On October 24, Gowana Middle School’s principal told the student to turn his pro-life T-shirt inside out and cease the distribution of pro-life fliers. She allowed the student to remain silent, but prohibited him from telling anyone why, and forced him to remove a piece of red tape from his mouth that read “Life.”

Here’s the most outrageous part:

In a school-wide announcement, the principal demanded that students who received a flier forfeit them to school officials. The principal allegedly said “students shouldn’t be thinking about issues like that at your age” though school officials have previously allowed students to engage in free expression on other controversial social issues.

One of the student’s attorneys, Tom Marcelle, commented:

If 13-year-olds are old enough to participate in sexual education courses, they are certainly old enough to talk about issues such as abortion.

If school officials come to their senses, they’ll want to settle this lawsuit as soon as possible.

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