Student fights high school over pro-life chapter

Oct 9, 2016 by

A high school student who tried to start a pro-life student club, and got turned down, is fighting the public school.

A high school student who tried to start a pro-life student club, and got turned down, is fighting the public school.

Bridget Christensen is fighting Gretna High after school officials refused to allow a Students for Life of America club, claiming it was too “religious” and too “controversial.”

Gretna High, an award-winning high school, is located in Gretna, Nebraska, where Christensen is a junior.

“Undeniable and unconditional acceptance of all students,” is the motto for the school district.

The website for Gretna High lists student activity clubs, including a branch of the controversial Gay-Straight Alliance club that claims more than 4,000 chapters nationwide.

Reagan Barklage of Students for Life says Christensen has a First Amendment right to start the club. To turn her down is viewpoint discrimination and violates the Equal Access Act, she says.

“So they are definitely in violation of her First Amendment rights,” Barklage tells OneNewsNow.

The high schooler’s legal fight has got the attention of Thomas More Society. It contacted Gretna High on behalf of Christensen to inform the school it’s violating her constitutional rights.

Even though the club has not been recognized, 20 to 30 students are already meeting at 7:15 each weekday morning before school starts.

Source: Student fights high school over pro-life chapter

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