Posts Tagged ‘Western Canada’


March 17, 2011

Saint Patrick’s high school in Thunder Bay just held a pro-life day.  Most of the students wore the words “pro-life” attached to their school uniform.  However, one girl named Alexandria wore the word’s “pro-choice” on her school uniform.  She was summoned to the principal’s office and sent home.  Then in a show of solidarity, 24 of Alexandria’s fellow students placed “pro-choice” decals  on their uniforms.  Four of them were also sent home, some for a two-day suspension.    This is the latest instance of the friction between religious dogmatism and public education in Canada.  Other Catholic schools, particularly in the West are embroiled in a fight to have doctrine-free education.

Alexandria’s mother writes “that if they don’t want to allow both sides to express  their opinion, they shouldn’t allow either one of them.”

Are Catholic schools splitting on abortion?

What do you think?