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Anti-Abortion Students Sue St. Michael-Albertville

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A student group that’s against abortion has sued a school district northwest of the Twin Cities, claiming it is being denied the same rights as other clubs.

But the superintendent for the St. Michael-Albertville district says that’s just not the case.

The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday alleges the high school denied the All Life Is Valuable club the same benefits and access it provides to other groups. The club focuses on issues like abortion, abstinence and politics.

Superintendent Marcia Ziegler says Friday the student group has not been denied access.

She says a student went to the principal in January about forming a club, and a few weeks later the principal told the student the group could meet before and after school, as other groups do.

Officials met with the student again Friday and explained the group can meet.

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