Anti-Abortion Students Withdraw Minn. School Suit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A student group that opposes abortion has withdrawn its lawsuit against a school district northwest of the Twin Cities.

The group, All Life Is Valuable, claimed it was denied the same rights as other clubs. But the St. Michael-Albertville district contends the group was allowed to meet at school.

Attorneys for the Alliance Defense Fund filed the lawsuit on behalf of the group in federal court in April. The lawsuit alleged the high school denied the club the same benefits and access it provides to other groups. The club focuses on issues like abortion, abstinence and politics.

Assistant Superintendent Jim Behle says the group was not denied access, but there may have been confusion about the group meeting during the school day.

Voluntary dismissal of the suit was filed Thursday.

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  • Victim Du Jour

    Pro or Anti abortion activism does not belong in Public Schools at all.

    Public Schools are suppose to be focused on Math, Science, Biology, Reading and Writing.

    • Joe

      Agreed. They should, er, well, save themselves for college where activism of all sorts is the norm for young people.

      • Victim Du Jour

        Even in Public Universities and Colleges, politics in schools is A form of bullying.

        We do have off campus community centers if people want to gather and whine about how awful it is to live in the United States.

        Politics and religion in learning places is like sharing a Russian Cabbage Fart with Shipmates on a space mission.

        • Bunny

          Early Withdraw is the answer. Only you can prevent forest fires.

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