Whether you’re Pro-life or Pro-choice, the decision to get an abortion is a personal one, but that isn’t the case for a school in Edmond Oklahoma. Parents of students at Edmond Santa Fe High School were shocked to find out that their children were given a quiz asking if they would get an abortion in certain circumstances.
The assignment was an optional exercise for students distributed by the schoolâ€™s biology teachers as a way to spark discussion about human genetic disorders.
The first question, according to KFOR.com:
Youâ€™ve found out that the child you (or your wife) caries has the gene for dwarfism. A new therapy exists that may repair this gene before the child is born. What do you do?
Allow the child to be born with the gene, and we will accept the child as is.
Attempt the new therapy to repair the gene.
TheÂ Facebook page Oklahoma Parents and Educators for Public Education. exploded with comments. Â â€œAbortion is a subject many parents would rather discuss with their children,â€ one post said, â€œIt is more than just an ethics question.â€
Another post was centered more towards politics, Â Â â€œThatâ€™s not education but indoctrination.Â Donâ€™t teach kids to be Democrats or Republicans,â€
District spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp told KFOR students were not required to fill out the quiz if they felt uncomfortable, and most did not participate. Students told the news site that theyâ€™re concerned about discussing abortion in class because itâ€™s such a divisive issue.
According to one liberal website, Care2.com, the reason students were not comfortable talking about their abortion decision is because of conservative pro-life advocates.
â€œWhy are students afraid of their peers finding out their beliefs when it comes to abortion, even in something as non-threatening as a classroom exercise on medical ethics and genetics?â€ the site questions. â€œBecause abortion and even basic sex education has been so ostracized from a regular high school curriculum that just the vague mention of it has students believing that something inappropriate is being talked about.â€
Converted pro-life advocate, Carol Everett,Â earned a living in the profitable abortion industry at one time in her life. Now, she exposes what she learned about sex education in public schools.
Public school sexual education programs run by pro-choice groups â€œbreak down the natural modesty (of students), they separate them from their parents and their values â€¦ and they eventually give them low-dose birth control pills they know theyâ€™ll get pregnant onâ€ She said. â€œThey donâ€™t tell parents what theyâ€™re doing.â€
â€œItâ€™s more deceptive than people realize,â€ Everett said. â€œThe abortion industry sells and re-sells their product. Â â€œOur goal was three to five abortions per student for every student we could get.â€
Teachers at Edmond High School claim that they were only trying to “encourage critical
thinking.” Â The district will review the biology class exercise and decide if it is appropriate to continue asking the abortion question.