Rick Buchanan | Fauquier Free Citizen
It has come to our attention that the major abortion advocate in America, Planned Parenthood, is attempting to establish a student group to “engage in the political process to win elections and pass pro reproductive freedom legislation” in a Richmond area school.
No big deal, right. College clubs are founded all the time by advocacy groups; except this is not being formed on a college campus where young adults are mature enough to decide for themselves what clubs they want to join. Or this must be a private school, with an agenda they want to push, right?
Actually, this “Club” is being formed in a public school. A school funded by taxpayer dollars. A school that, because of federal policy, cannot have prayers or religious teaching of any sort, but they can have a club that advocates abortion.
Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies (MLWGS), which proclaims on their webpage that it “is an innovative public high school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program emphasizing government, international studies, science, mathematics, languages, and fine arts.
The school serves students selected on the basis of aptitude and interest in its mission.” So MLWGS is a prime target for a group that wants to push a pro-abortion agenda. With kids a young as fourteen in the high school program taught at MLWGS, what better place to begin an indoctrination process.
One has to wonder, in the spirit of fairness, is there a similar club on campus espousing a pro-life agenda, with pregnancy counselling that promotes the rights of the unborn?
Several calls to the school Director’s office went unreturned, so we cannot answer that here.
Since the schools that feed students into the advanced programs at MLWGS have no say into what clubs are allowed to be formed there, you may want to speak to the school Director, Jeff McGee, Ph.D.
Another person who may be helpful in understanding the thought process behind bringing in the abortion advocate, Planned Parenthood would be the Club Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Janet Spencer, whose husband just happens to teach at the Baptist Theological Seminary.
The number for the school is 804-354-6800. Since the school is publicly funded, surely they would be more than happy to answer your questions. After all, if you live here in Virginia and pay your taxes, you have a vested interest in the school. Please find linked here the “Maggie Walker Planned Parenthood Generation Action” proposed Constitution and By-Laws
Maggie Walker Governor’s School
Club Constitution & By–Laws
Name of Club: Maggie Walker Planned Parenthood Generation Action
Club Faculty Sponsor/Monitor: Dr. Janet Spencer
Purpose of Club: The purpose of this club is to provide education, outreach, and advocacy opportunities at Maggie Walker to support the goals of Planned Parenthood. It is meant to let students learn more about the issues that affect their lives, create a network with other students who support Planned Parenthood, and engage in the political process to win elections and pass pro reproductive freedom legislation.
Membership: Membership shall be open to any student in the school who is eligible to be a member
The officers of this club shall be as follows: President Vice President of Education Vice President of Advocacy Vice President of Outreach Treasurer/Secretary Members
Their duties shall be as follows:
1)Preside over meetings and set the agenda
2) Oversee all other officers
3) Act as a liaison between the chapter and Virginia League of Planned Parenthood
Vice President of Education
1) Coordinate speakers
2) Plan workshops
Vice President of Advocacy
1) Coordinate political events (ex. Phone banking, canvassing, voter registration)
2) Organize students to support Planned Parenthood
Vice President of Outreach
1) Run social media
2) Make announcements/posters for upcoming club events
3) Attract new members to the club
1) Record meeting minutes
2) Keep record of all funds for the club Faculty Sponsor/Monitor(s)
- The faculty sponsor/monitor shall attend all meetings to insure this chapter of Maggie Walker Generation Action does not violate any school policies.
- The faculty sponsor/monitor shall act as a liaison between students and school administration.
- The sponsor/monitor will serve in an advisory capacity only.
The club meeting shall be as follows: The club will meet every Monday during lunch, or any meeting that needs to be called. Officers will meet or otherwise communicate about meeting agendas prior to every meeting.
Removal from Office
(List reasons that an officer could be removed from office) If an officer is absent for 4 meetings or more without notice they will be asked to leave. An officer will also be asked to step down if they are found guilty of an honor violation.
(Procedure for dismissal from the club for honor’s violation) Members will not be dismissed for an honor violation unless they hold an office in the club.
(List how officers’ vacancies will be filled) Officer positions will be filled through elections held every year. The officers for the 2016-2017 school year will be elected in September 2016 and the officers for the 2017- 2018 school year will be elected in April of 2017.
Committees (List any sub-committees and their responsibilities) There will be no committees for this club.