Who thinks it is right to send a bunch of 7th and 8th graders to an abortion rally?

(they go to catholic school) my friends class is on a fieldtrip there right now and I think the school is not only endangering the welfare of one child but all like 30 or 40 of them!State your opinion?

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ANSWER #1 of 3

I think it's wrong. Children of that age have not matured enough to form opinions like that. Knowing where you stand on the Pro-life/Pro-choice debate is a difficult ethical debate and someone of that age is not mature enough mentally to make that decision for themselves. It's wrong to force views on the children; it's an important choice for a person to make on their own and sending them to a rally just pressures them into going Pro-life. Yes, they make be catholic, but a child of that age is not mature enough to make a decision about their religious beliefs either. At that age, children believe what they are told. They should not have views like this reinforced on them. Yet another example of the problems with religious schools. It's morally wrong and it's abusing a position of power.


ANSWER #2 of 3

Exactly.

how do ye think my mum will react?

ANSWER #3 of 3

Its called training. They do that in order to train children as to what is right and wrong before the are smart enough to figure it out for themselves. The mind should be trained to answer questions and not the answers memorised. Although i am against abortion, i do not think it is right to force my beliefs on anyone far less 7th and 8th graders. The same system is used for racism and other beliefs and its just not fair. Especially when you see them all grown up and crying "I didn't know".

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