A Kentucky high school pro-life student organization has been denied the right to hang posters.
Patrick Edwards, president of the club “Students for Life,” is ready to take legal action against his principal at Larry A. Ryle High School in Northern Kentucky.
Edwards, 18, and his fellow Students for Life club displayed posters during freshman orientation for fall semester.
Concerned students “were being forced into the conversation” by pro-life language in the group’s posters, Principal Matthew Turner proceeded to require the group to submit posters for his approval.
Posters the group was allowed to hang on campus were restricted from having a pro-life message.
“We were basically being censored,” Edwards told Fox19 Now.
Principal Turner banned the group from hanging six of seven posters the group submitted for approval.
“Signs are to communicate information about meetings, not to promote or persuade,” reads a sticky note placed on the posters denied for approval.
One posted that was not allowed to be hung at Ryle High School reads:
Save the Baby Humans
Ryle Students for Life
Meeting Every Friday, Mrs. Edmonds’ Room 218
Pizza, Drinks, & Cupcakes
“Other student clubs and students have been allowed to post flyers taking various positions and I was specifically told my flyers could not be posted because the issue was too controversial,” said Edwards in a Students for Life release.
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