Many of America’s high school students are taking bold stands for their beliefs. That is a very positive thing because they are our future leaders. One such example is Angelique Clark at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was told that she could not have a pro-life club on campus but refused to take “no” for an answer.
In December of 2014 the process began to initiate a pro-life club. The administration said it was too “controversial” even though the school had a Bible club and a straight-gay alliance club. Angelique joined forces with the Thomas More Society, a religious liberty legal organization, and sued the school. She won! There is now a pro-life club at this Nevada High School. It started in the fall of 2015 with 25 students ready to join.
Angelique stated that the idea is “to provide a safe place to educate my fellow students on the beauty of life at all stages…to be a voice for the voiceless and ignored-the preborn, and the mothers who think that abortion is the only choice.”
Every life matters! This could make a good motto for this high school girl. There could quite possibly be a few more unaborted babies. It all started because of one young person’s heart-felt determination. She also knew her legal and constitutional rights. In addition to First Amendment freedom of speech is the Equal Access Act, which is designed to protect discrimination based on content.
We need to give our high school students a voice. They have many good things to say, and views to be shared, that can be very productive and beneficial to society. As it is well stated in I Timothy 4:12, “let no one look down on…youthfulness…” In a few years there may be some very grateful parents with precious new lives brought into the world. Who knows? Maybe even some of the “voiceless and ignored” will speak up to thank Angelique for what she did.