Students at Thunder Bay’s St. Patrick High School were sent home for putting tape with the word ‘choice’ written on it on their uniforms.
Is this a troubling double standard? Pro-life students at the northern Ontario school marked a Day of Silent Solidarity by invoking a 24-hour vow of silence and writing “Life” on red strips of tape plastered to their school uniform. But when Grade 10 student Alexandria Szeglet decided to write “Choice” on a green strip of tape attached to her uniform, she was sent home. Twenty-four of her fellow students followed suit, and four of them were also sent home, some for a two-day suspension. The school’s administration justified its actions by saying that while the anti-abortion students had sought approval for their event, the pro-choice students had not.