Who knows, maybe it’s just that the media is tired of reporting on high school students going on marches. But I doubt it. Something tells me there’s an ideological bent to the quiet surrounding the pro-life march happening right this moment. Odds are, you hadn’t heard about it till now.
Students at more than 200 schools around the country are joining.
And, sure, over the last week, with the chaos of Syria and Facebook and FBI raids, there’s a larger trove of newsworthy content, so media have moved on from the Parkland shooting and the consequent month-long parade of anti-gun mania. But, that hasn’t stopped the media from reporting on Planned Parenthood or the Women’s March.
We’re scrapping for just a sign that ideological diversity could, one day, be resuscitated.
Pro-life non-profit Family Research Council has encouraged students to join the march. In a statement, the group contrasted the nationwide outrage and media coverage --- and, yes, there’s an overlap --- that followed the Parkland shooting, resulting in the March 14 walkout:
Prior to the March 14th walkout, Julianne Benzel, a history teacher at Rocklin High School in Sacramento, California, started a discussion among her students as to whether school officials would also allow students time out of class for a demonstration to raise awareness about lives lost to abortion. As a result of the discussion she initiated, Benzel was placed on administrative leave for two days, likely only reinstated because of the widespread backlash over her suspension.
At this point, we’re scrapping for just a sign that ideological diversity could, one day, be resuscitated.