Some schools take you on trips to the park. Others to the zoo or an historical landmark. In Manchester, New Hampshire, forty one middle school students were taken to Planned Parenthood:
On Wednesday, students in the STAY program, created for at-risk children, took a tour of nonprofit agencies.
STAY, in collaboration with the Greater Manchester YMCA, took the students on the trip.
Several protesters were outside the Planned Parenthood when the students arrived. They were yelling and trying to give the students anti-abortion literature.
“It is inappropriate for a school program to be bringing middle school children to Planned Parenthood,” said Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta.
The sad part is that we’re supposed to think this is just a slip up, and that it won’t happen again. To me, that’s the part that is the most absurd.
Abortion is one of (if not the) most divisive issues in American politics. Supreme Court nominees are grilled on it. Presidents have to state their position to their parties, and must not go against the grain. The right to murder one’s baby is very controversial.
So, if it’s such a polarizing issue, why did this YMCA take these kids there? Did they think that they were just teaching them to be prepared? Did they honestly think that people wouldn’t have a problem?
I just don’t get it.