A Nevada high school girl has won the battle to have a pro-life club at her high school.
Angelique Clark, a junior at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, applied in December of 2014 to start a pro-life club at her school but was told by the administration that the club was too “controversial” and that other people were more qualified to speak on the topic.
Clark told The Daily Caller News Foundation the ban on her club was unfair because the school already has a gay-straight alliance club, chess club, Bible club, anime club, and others but won’t allow her pro-life club. She has about 25 people who already want to join.
Clark teamed up with the religious liberty legal group, the Thomas More Society, and sued her school. Jocelyn Floyd, Thomas More Society associate counsel, said she was glad the school conceded because “there have been times when school districts will dig their heels in whether they have a strong case or not.”
The school has now decided to avoid a lawsuit and concede, sending a letter to notify Clark that her club may finally start this year. Floyd said the Equal Access Act was specifically designed to protect clubs from this kind of content discrimination, so they had a strong case.
“I am so excited that I will finally be able to start a pro-life club at my high school,” Clark said in a statement. “I started with the idea to provide a safe place to educate my fellow students on the beauty of life at all stages, and I am very thankful to Students for Life of America and the Thomas More Society for helping me defend my rights so that students at my school can now gather for life. I look forward to running the WCTA pro-life club with all the other students who have already signed up to be a voice for the voiceless and ignored—the preborn and the mothers who think abortion is their only choice.”
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