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American’s largest teachers union officially embraced a position supporting the killing of its future students during its annual assembly Saturday.
The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly passed a measure declaring abortion to be a “fundamental right,” Christian Headlines reports. The union also attacked President Donald Trump and other pro-life politicians who work to protect unborn babies from being slaughtered.
NEA Business Item 56 states: “Furthermore, the NEA will include an assertion of our defense of a person’s right to control their own body, especially for women, youth, and sexually marginalized people. The NEA vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade.”
“The most misogynistic forces, under Trump, want to abolish the gains of the women’s rights movement,” it continues.
NEA watchdog Mike Antonucci, who writes at EIAOnline.com, explained that the business item is a one-year directive that expresses the will of the union’s policy-making body.
He said Saturday’s vote marks the first time the union officially has supported abortion.
Here’s more from the report:
The NEA passed a resolution in 1985 stating the organization “believes in family planning, including the right to reproductive freedom,” although it didn’t include the word “abortion.”
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“This [1985 resolution] was widely understood by both sides of the debate as being a pro-abortion stance,” Antonucci wrote. “But for the last 34 years, the union has denied it takes any position on abortion. The word has never appeared in the union’s resolutions.”
The NEA has been hesitant to take an official stance on abortion or Roe because there are “a significant number of teachers” who “refuse to join NEA because they believe the organization supports abortion,” Antonucci wrote.
Susan B. Anthony List slammed the vote in a statement, saying it removes all doubt about the union’s politics.
“It is appalling and flies in the face of logic that America’s largest educators’ union, claiming to speak for more than three million members nationwide, would side with the extreme abortion lobby in embracing an explicitly anti-child and anti-family stance,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Furthermore, while purporting to be non-partisan, the Assembly went on record attacking President Trump and his pro-life agenda. We encourage pro-life teachers and parents to stand up and voice their opposition loudly and clearly to union leadership.”
For years, LifeNews has reported about the large donations NEA and other unions make to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America. In 2011, it also gave $60 million to support President Barack Obama for re-election. Obama has been described as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history.