Some students in Rocklin, CA are planning a pro-life walkout at their high school. The students decided to organize the walkout after the March 17th walkout against gun violence and after history teacher Julianne Benzel asked the students to think about what might happen if they held a walkout against abortion and whether there’s a double standard in the national school walkout. Benzel was placed on administrative leave because of her comments.
Student organizer Brandon Gillespie said the walkout is “To honor all the lives of aborted babies pretty much. All the millions of aborted babies every year.”
From the local Sacramento CBS affiliate:
Abortions aren’t really anything that has to do with school or students here,” said Naeirika Neev.
Neev is the editor of the school newspaper. In her posts, she’s using the hashtag “enough is enough” to promote peace, and take a stance against anything anti-abortion on campus.
“They have their First Amendment, they can go protest about that anytime anywhere,” she said.
There’s no date set yet, but Gillespie is meeting with his principal to discuss the planned protest.
Benzel returned to work and told Breitbart:
I just wanted to make sure that my students were informed. And so I just said, “Are you guys aware what is happening next [W]ednesday?” And very, very few of them were. So I said, “Well, this is a brief overview.” I said, “I want you to please go look deeper yourself. And I also want you to go home and have a dialogue with your parents, and let your parents know this protest is taking place.”
And I opened up the discussion for, if schools, not only just our school and our administration, but across the country are going to allow one group of students to get up during class and walk out to protest one issue, would they still give the same courtesy to another group of students who wanted to get up and walk out to protest. And I used the example of abortion.
Smart teacher and best of luck to the students at Rocklin. Your young voices are important to the pro-life cause. Thank you for standing up for the unborn.