High school students in Utah are being taught that aborting preborn children with Down Syndrome is the only option and the right thing to do.
After reviewing a test administered to high schoolers in the Beehive State that failed to give a pro-life perspective as a viable option to a question, an education expert suggests this is just another reason why school choice should be available to parents.
A final biology exam at Utah Electronic High School posed the following situation: a 40-year-old pregnant woman receives a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, and then offers several possible answers, including abortion — but not one answer was to have the baby.
When this question was posed to Melody Wood of the Heritage Foundation, she maintained that the school is teaching children more than biology.
“This question seems to imply that just because a person has Down Syndrome, that person is less worthy of life,” Wood told OneNewsNow. “And because it was a multiple-choice question, there's the additional reason that it seems like the school is testing the student's religious, or moral, or political views. So, it's a completely inappropriate question.”
Since polls show a divided America on the subject — even though Americans are increasingly pro-life — Wood suggests that the question should have respected the diversity of America.
School officials have subsequently pulled the question from the exam, but Wood suggests there are many private schools that wouldn't put parents and students in that position.
“School choice gives parents the opportunity of choosing schools that align with their religious beliefs and moral beliefs on issues such as abortion,” Woods points out. “There are really many reasons [why] parents should consider pulling students out of schools that put questions like this on tests that completely don't align with their religious beliefs.”