High School Denies Two Students' Request To Start Pro-Life Club, Sparking Outrage

May 19, 2017 by Will Maule

A high school in Pennsylvania has denied the request of two students to start a pro-life club. Thomas More Society have sent a letter to the administrators of Parkland High School in Allentown alleging that the school is discriminating against these students on account of their beliefs. 

The school denied commencement of the club due to it being too "political" and "controversial." LifeNews highlights that, although the school denied the pro-life group’s request, it allows groups such as the Gay Straight Alliance, the Political Science Club, and the Fashion Club.

“As a club, our purpose is to create a life-affirming culture at our school, educate our peers on the issue of life, hold diaper drives to support pregnant and parenting students, and become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves," said student Elizabeth Castro. The school is not only denying our right to start a group but also denying the opportunity for others at our school to learn about the greatest human rights social injustice of our time.”

Jocelyn Floyd, Thomas More Society Special Counsel, stated, “There is absolutely no question that the law protects the right of these students to form this club at their high school.”

The case continues.

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