USA: Students stage ‘pro-life’ walkout in support of abortion control

BTR News – High school and college students across the United States, a reported 350 institutions, participated in a coordinated anti-abortion mass walkout from their schools on Wednesday, demanding an end to abortion.

The walkout was led by the organization Students for Life of America and participating students left class for exactly 17 minutes, which SLA says is the amount of time it takes for Planned Parenthood to help facilitate as many as 10 abortions in that time span.

The students were joined by protesters who carried anti-abortion banners and chanted pro-life slogans.

According to the news website WND, ”

In March, Julianne Benzel, a history teacher at Rocklin High School in California, was forced to take administrative leave when she told her students there’s a double standard when kids can walk out over gun control but not to oppose abortion. While she didn’t discourage her students from participating in the gun walkout, she said schools must be willing to support other causes as well.

“And so I just kind of used the example which I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time – a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration?” she said.

Benzel told CBS News the school told her to stay home because administrators disagreed with her views.

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