As the Students for Life High School outreach continues to grow and more and more high school students join us in the cause of saving pre-born children and their mothers from abortion, Branford High School students for Life stands among the top pro-life student groups in the nation.
Starting in February, school administrators told Branford Students for Life that they were not allowed to have an educational table during lunch time and not allowed to pass out recruitment and educational material or host events during the school day. Our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter on behalf of Branford Students for Life to Branford Public Schools demanding that the high school administrators reverse these restrictions, respect the First Amendment rights of all students, and allow Students for Life the same opportunities on campus as other student organizations.
After weeks of receiving the go-around from the school administration and relentless ridicule from their peers, Branford High School Students for Life refused to budge.They set their resolve to fight for their constitutional rights at their public high school, despite the difficulty. To the left is just one example of the many comments made of social media targeting Sam and the group.
Because of their courage, the group’s president, Sam, was featured on multiple local news stations and in numerous local and national newspapers, both in print and online.
On March 19, 2014, this courageous student group got their victory! The administration caved into demands made by Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Branford High School Students for Life and SFLA. More than one year after starting the pro-life group at her public high school, Sam Bailey-Loomis, founder and president of Branford Students for Life, has been promised equal treatment.
To read more about their victory, click here!
Way to go, Branford High School Students for Life! Thank you for your willingness to stand for your rights and for the lives of pre-born children and their mothers! You are an inspiration to us all!