JASPER, IN — Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun is calling for the reinstatement of a South Bend teacher who was suspended for bringing in a Right to Life Michiana speaker to present to their health class at Clay High School. 

As reported in the Associated Press:

“Jackie Appleman, executive director of Right to Life Michiana, said her organization tailored its presentation for a public school visit and did not promote any religious or moral views. ’We just talked about the medical and scientific facts of fetal development and what the abortion procedure actually looks like,’ Appleman said.”

“The classroom should be a place that holds a diversity of thought, and students should be given all possible resources to make their own informed decisions. Teachers must not be unfairly targeted because of politics, and I am calling for this teacher’s immediate reinstatement.”  - Senator Mike Braun

BACKGROUND

South Bend school suspends teacher over Right to Life talk
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana school district has suspended a teacher who invited a representative of an anti-abortion group to speak during a health class. (Thursday, May 13th 2021, AP)

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