High School Censors Pro-Life Club: Too ‘Controversial,’ ‘Political’

Dr. Susan Berry – May 18, 2017

A high school in Allentown, Pennsylvania has received a demand letter from the Thomas More Society on behalf of students who claim they were denied permission to form a pro-life club at the school.

According to Students for Life of America, last fall senior Elizabeth Castro and junior Grace Schaier applied for a pro-life club at Parkland High School using the standard process. When the original required faculty adviser withdrew, the students found another adviser and submitted their application, only to be verbally denied by the assistant principal, who claimed the pro-life group would be too “political” and “controversial.”

Castro subsequently sent an email to the assistant principal, noting that other groups – such as the Gay Straight Alliance, the Multi-Cultural Leadership Club, the Political Science Club, and the Fashion Club – were also in existence, but received no response.