The Roman Catholic Church, of which St. Patrick's High School in Thunder Bay is a branch office, is officially, on the record, no doubt about it, anti-abortion, pro-life, whatever you want to call it.
This does not mean all RCs are against a women's right to choose; I for example am pro choice and find it egregious [thanks for the new word Jenn Farr] that a woman in Prince Edward Island cannot get an abortion in her home province.
That is why stories like this one from George Strombo's website always surprise me/never surprise me:
March 16, 2011
Seven students at St. Patrick's Catholic High School in Thunder Bay were suspended for wearing handmade pro-choice stickers on white t-shirts during a school sanctioned pro-life 'Day of Silence'.
Students were asked by the school to sport white t-shirts that said 'Life' in red tape, which in and of itself is a bit odd. Telling kids to become billboards for the church's policy...
So fifteen-year-old Alexandria Szeglet along with 23 other kids that disagreed with the event decided to sport green stickers that said "choice."
The school asked them to remove the stickers... 17 complied and the seven who didn't were suspended.
Imagine that... a school in Canada suspending kids for taking a position that is actually legal in Canada. Kind of insane...
What do you think?
Suspended, heck it wouldn't surprise me if they were expelled. I got expelled from a Catholic High School, it isn't that difficult.