A pro-family leader is issuing a warning for parents in the wake of a recent incident at an elementary school in Wheaton, Illinois.
In October, Longfellow Elementary School invited a lesbian abortion activist to give a presentation to children ages 8 to 11. Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says the school initially canceled Robin Stevenson's appearance after a parent complained that the school had not adequately informed parents ahead of time.
"They realized they had not followed protocol … so they canceled the event based on that," she reports to OneNewsNow. "But what many surmise is that the real problem was the controversial nature of the speaker became public and the school was getting some flack."
Nonetheless, she adds, the presentation was rescheduled and took place just last month.
According to Higgins, Stevenson is on a tour to promote her book Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change.
"Her mission is to turn kids into activists. She specifically says that she wants to turn kids into activists – and this includes on the issue of abortion," she notes.
Higgins is among a growing number of conservatives who believe parents must exit government schools, and she strongly urges churches to facilitate that exit. In her column about the Wheaton event, she reminds parents of the biblical instruction to "train up their children in the way they should go."
"That cannot happen in institutions that seek to cultivate love for acts that God detests," she writes. "Conservative parents must exit these bubbling cauldrons of witches' brew, formerly known as schools, before their children are boiled alive."
Stevenson also authored a book for children ages 12 and up entitled My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights.