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Violation of Students’ Right to Establish Pro-Life Club at Parkland High School

June 18, 2017

Thomas More Society sent a demand letter to a Pennsylvania high school, alleging the school’s denial of a proposed pro-life club violates students’ constitutional rights.

“[The students] have informed us that Assistant Principal Sandt has denied their club the right to become an official student club at Parkland High School because the pro-life message is too ‘political’ and ‘controversial’,” the letter states. “Parkland High School’s refusal to permit [the students] to create a pro-life club constitutes a violation of their rights under both the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the federal Equal Access Act. Additionally, this denial violates Parkland School District’s own policies regarding student organizations.”

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