06
Aug
07

Tour of an Abortion Clinic: Who’s Bright Idea Was That?

Last month a Manchester, New Hampshire after-school program run by the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) allowed for a group of middle school kids to be taken on a tour of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. This of course is in direct violation of the “Y’s” own mission statement “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.” Thankfully the school board there has condemned the action (as has the local YMCA) and the lady who took the students on the diabolical field trip (whose name has not been released) has been fired. The STAY program was set up to help kids at risk of dropping out, getting in trouble with the law, or abusing drugs. The YMCA has stated that such a visit to an abortion clinic was never in the scope of the program. Furthermore the school superintendent and the mayor have spoken out against the action and an investigation has been launched.

Now I know some people simply want to push the envelope. However in this case I don’t think you could have chosen a more controversial course of action. Sometimes I just don’t know what people are thinking. What other outcome except public outcry did this lady think her decision for such a field trip would have? Surely it crossed her mind that Planned Parenthood is a controversial organization whose agenda is diametrically opposed to that of most conservatives. It stands to reason that the children of some of those conservatives attend this particular public school. Therefore some of those conservative parents might be a little-teeny-weeny-itsy-bisty ticked off if the school takes their kids to an abortion clinic. Indeed I think I could have thought of a few things she could have done that would have been a whole lot less controversial for these folks, such as an in-class viewing of the video series “How To Shoot Your Eye Out With a Red Ryder, Carbine Action, Two-hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle“, or lectures on “Pulling the Girls’ Pigtails, Chewing Gum, and Other Ways to Annoy Parents and Teachers”. If she wanted some creative ways to undermine the training of the students’ parents, or if she wanted some activities that would denigrate the school in the eyes of the public, surely she could have come up with something a little less…twisted. Good luck finding another job, lady.

Josh H.

Duh

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1 Response to “Tour of an Abortion Clinic: Who’s Bright Idea Was That?”


  1. 1 kev
    August 8, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    I remember reading in the news a few years back that a high school teacher was fired after showing the movie “I Spit on your Grave” to his students during class. I’d never heard of the movie, but given the title and the way the news article described it the movie isn’t something anyone of ANY age should see.

    I wonder if this former teacher and this former YMCA lady are related?


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