Abortion Education Science

Is Our Children Learning?

The idea that children in America may be given textbooks with sections that have been redacted with a black marker is embarrassing.

A school district in Arizona will remove two pages from a high school textbook that mention birth control and abortion, following pressure from a conservative Christian group that argued the sections violate a state law requiring schools to advocate for childbirth. It will up to each school to decide whether they want to rip out the page or use marker to censor the passage.

Wide availability of birth control is a deterrent against unwanted pregnancies and abortion, but apparently state law requires that biology textbooks be censored because school materials must “present childbirth and adoption as preferred options to elective abortion.”