— Posted by John (September 27, 2007 at 3:55 pm)
Keeping up with all the developments surrounding the Aurora Planned Parenthood situation has been keeping us busy lately.
There are several things I’ve been wanting to post about for a while now, but am just getting around to it now.
Here are a few of those “several things”.
Pro-Life Memorial Day
Sponsored by American Life League, this annual event is this Monday, October 1. Even though it’s just a few days from now, it’s not too late to participate.
Get more information here.
Pro-Life Day of Silent Day Solidarity
Sponsored by Stand True Ministries, this is also an annual event, scheduled for Tuesday, October 23.
There’s more information here.
Equal Rights for Pro-Life Clubs
We’re often been asked by public school students if it’s possible to start a pro-life club at their school. The answer is yes.
Believe it or not, it’s sometimes even easier for public school students to start a pro-life club at their school than it is for students in a private school.
That’s because the Equal Access Act, passed by the U. S. Congress in 1984, prohibits nearly all public schools from discriminating against student-run clubs based on viewpoint.
Some schools have tried to discriminate against certain student clubs, but when they do, and when, in response, students challenge their schools in court, it’s students who consistently win.
Just last week, for example, a federal judge ruled that Farmington Hills High School in Farmington, Michigan must grant the school’s Bible club the same rights and privileges as other extracurricular clubs. Aaron Girder, the president and co-founder of the club, had sued his school after the administration denied his club these rights.
If you’re in a public school and you want to start a pro-life club at your school, or if you know someone who is, we’d be glad to help you do that. And if a school administrator tells you can’t start a pro-life club, say — respectfully — that you have a right to start one if you want to.
And if the administrator still says no, then talk to us. We know some great pro-life lawyers who would love to help you out.
Calling All Artists (and Poets, and Videographers, etc., etc.)
For those of you who are feeling especially creative, you won’t want to miss your chance to enter The 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest.
Full details on the contest are available at The Truth About Margaret Sanger.