Published September 29, 2007
STAFFORD, Va. – A Stafford County high school student is suing the county's school system for refusing to let her start an anti-abortion club.
The conservative Alliance Defense Fund is representing the student, who is not named in the lawsuit because she's a minor claiming her constitutional rights were violated.
Alliance Defense Fund lawyer David Cortman says the school should immediately permit the formation of the "pro-life club."
Colonial Forge High School Principal Lisa Martin denied the request for the club, saying it doesn't relate to the curriculum. In a letter to the student, Martin said the family life curriculum prohibits teachers from discussing abortion.
But Cortman says the school has other clubs that don't appear to be directly linked with studies, like the Young Republicans and Young Democrats.