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    Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    BRANFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — A high school student who founded a pro-life club says the principal banned her group from using life-sized fetus models as displays.Samantha Bailey-Loomis, a 17-year-old senior at Branford High School tells WWLP-TV that the school’s principal, Lee Panagoulias, refused to let them set up the fetus models during lunch.
    “He tells us that this topic in particular is too controversial to be talked about in public school,” she explained to WWLP.

    Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus Models « CBS Connecticut
    Ok, there are a few things obviously left out of this dust up at this school, and the reporting of it...

    1. What's wrong with showing the development of a baby?

    2. What was on the poster boards?

    3. Don't groups sanctioned within a high school have teacher advisers?

    The article leaves questions, such as

    1. What was the display depicting?

    2. Were the students just educating on the levels of gestation?

    3. Why is the development of a child in the womb, "controversial"?

    It certainly is told to us that it is fine to broach subjects like homosexuality to kindergartners, are we to think that high school students aren't equipped to see how a baby in the womb develops?
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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    I am entirely pro-choice, but I agree with the OP's comparison.

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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, there are a few things obviously left out of this dust up at this school, and the reporting of it...

    1. What's wrong with showing the development of a baby?

    2. What was on the poster boards?

    3. Don't groups sanctioned within a high school have teacher advisers?

    The article leaves questions, such as

    1. What was the display depicting?

    2. Were the students just educating on the levels of gestation?

    3. Why is the development of a child in the womb, "controversial"?

    It certainly is told to us that it is fine to broach subjects like homosexuality to kindergartners, are we to think that high school students aren't equipped to see how a baby in the womb develops?
    I think everyone (read "the principal" here) is so damned afraid of being called on the carpet that they tend to err on the side of what they deem is caution. Of course it's ridiculous. If kids aren't seeing pictures of fetus development in science or biology in high school, their education is lacking. Having a hands-on exhibit at lunchtime? What's the problem?

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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    Well, if you show girls a life-size model of a fetus, you might actually inspire them to think about the ramifications of the act of abortion, and God knows, we wouldn't want to make anyone think it might be killing a baby human.
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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    Both good posts Maggie, and lizzie....I agree that the Principle over reacted here, but how do we get to a point in our primary education system where school administrators are so afraid of repercussion, that they will over react like this?
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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, there are a few things obviously left out of this dust up at this school, and the reporting of it...

    1. What's wrong with showing the development of a baby?

    2. What was on the poster boards?

    3. Don't groups sanctioned within a high school have teacher advisers?

    The article leaves questions, such as

    1. What was the display depicting?

    2. Were the students just educating on the levels of gestation?

    3. Why is the development of a child in the womb, "controversial"?

    It certainly is told to us that it is fine to broach subjects like homosexuality to kindergartners, are we to think that high school students aren't equipped to see how a baby in the womb develops?
    Hmm - my question is 'why did they allow a pro-life group in a highschool to begin with?'

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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    As long as it isn't depicted a fetus after abortion during LUNCH of all times, I see no reason for them to be banned.
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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    But yet, they wouldn't permit images of birth outside of the science classroom.

    Nor would they permit a pro-choice group.

    I guess I'm glad my children's school district is more reasonable and not relying on extremes and shock to terrify students into various views.
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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Both good posts Maggie, and lizzie....I agree that the Principle over reacted here, but how do we get to a point in our primary education system where school administrators are so afraid of repercussion, that they will over react like this?
    We arrived at that point by way of moral relativism and rationalization. We have decided that as long as the result of an action can be deemed positive, the action itself is acceptable, and that any attempt to assign moral implications to an action drifts too far into the realm of religion, thus is unacceptable to consider.
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    Re: Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus

    We need more life sized models of the placenta in the cafeteria!

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