A Nevada girl who says her high school forbid her from starting a pro-life club is fighting back.
Angelique Clark says she wanted to start a pro-life group on her school’s campus but was denied by the administration because abortion was controversial, would make people feel left out, and that others were “more qualified” to talk about the issue.
Clark teamed up with the religious legal group the Thomas More Society to file a lawsuit against her school, the West Career and Technical Academy, and the Clark County School District.
“When I first applied to form a pro-life club, I never imagined I would have to sue my school to be able to exercise my free speech rights,” Clark, a junior at the academy, said in a statement. “My fellow pro-life students and I simply want to make our voices heard and to educate other students on a topic that’s important to us – choosing life. We hope for a quick resolution that allows us to get the West Career and Technical Academy Pro-Life Club up and running as soon as possible.”
A spokeswoman from the school district told The Daily Caller News Foundation they have not yet been served and do not comment on pending litigation.
“We are proud of Angelique for not allowing her school administrators to trample her free speech rights,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “She is determined to be a voice for the preborn and their mothers, even though she’s been faced with so much resistance,” stated Hawkins, adding, “We are thankful for our attorneys at the Thomas More Society who are standing up for Angelique’s right to form a Students for Life club.”
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