Earlier this year, well, in the fall, myself and all other students going into the school were visually (and in some cases, verbally) attacked with anti-abortionists' (pro-lifers) and shier beliefs. They were carrying big banners with pictures of baby dolls broken apart with ketchup on it. I'm being literal, that is exactly what the banners looked like. We have two schools, and there a street between them. Though I do not cross the street for my classes, I have been told by many students that the people were handing out leaflets and talking to students as they made their way to their classes about how abortion is wrong, and it's God's will/law for babies to be born, etc...
I found this not only offensive but completely...illegal, I guess. I really can't see how the school board let people protest (that's not really the right word, but..) on school grounds DIRECTLY to students.
I"m just wondering what you guys think. Should pro-and-anti-abortionists be able to make gatherings like this on school grounds during school hours and attempt to force their information on students? I personally thought it was a huge invasion of privacy and highly offensive. Do you think that it matters what age group they submit to their gatherings? What if it was an elementary school? Or a preschool?
I think they're trying to force their beliefs on our "impressionable" (not really, but some think so) high-school minds.
PS-The day after, there was a crowd of pro-abortionists gathered around the streets too. I noticed some people I knew. ;D
So what do you guys think of this?
Also, I found it very misleading that they had pictures of "dead" baby dolls. That is not the result of an abortion looks like. It's not like the chop the baby into pieces! It's not even a baby at that point. Do you guys think that by showing these sorts of images they were trying to win over those students who may be less informed than others?