More and more schools are being targeted by anti-choice protests, as more and more activists seem to have decided that middle schools, high schools and even elementary schools are the best place to spread their message — one that often includes gruesome pictures.
One student asks that the activists please stop, as it isn’t helping their cause; she’s trying to get an education and doesn’t need distractions.
Via the Baltimore Sun:
Regardless of the shock-factor that surely did hit students varying between ages of 14-18, not to mention staff, I feel that this protesting is not appropriate in a school environment. I do understand that technically they were not on school property, so this was a legal protest, but that doesn’t make it right. Pro-life supporters who feel the need to hold up disturbing photographs in front of a high school setting are certainly giving their cause a bad name, not helping their cause. I’ll be completely honest… I do not support abortion, but I definitely do not support older men holding up signs of these types of images as I pull in to school in the morning. Young people should not be obliged to see those types of images. Don’t try to tell me we don’t have to look…because these guys were pretty hard to miss.
Appreciate our work?
Rewire is a non-profit independent media publication. Your tax-deductible contribution helps support our research, reporting, and analysis.
Several students that I spoke to at school were angered by the photo. We are coming to school to get an education, not have our political views influenced or judged by outside parties or groups.
And a little child shall lead them…