Teachers’ union to consider abortion issue
June 30, 2009 by Pete Chagnon
Conservative teachers within the NEA will call for the union to drop its support of abortion.
The National Education Association will convene for their national meeting in San Diego July 1-6. Jeralee Smith, one of the co-founders of the NEA Conservative Educators Caucus, says one of the items her group has placed on the agenda is abortion.
“The union contributes to candidates who will maintain the current Roe v. Wade decision and make sure that the abortion industry is alive and well,” she explains. “And this supposedly is done with the portion of union dues that…is optional. But a lot of times we found sneaky ways that the union supports things that we don’t believe in.”
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