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Mom Outraged to Find This Sticker on Her Son’s Textbook Addressing Abortion and Sex

"...that sticker crosses the line for public school."

Suzanne Young, a mother and New York Times best-selling author of “young adult novels,” took to Twitter to protest the Gilbert Public School District’s decision to express its support of adoption over abortion and abstinence as the “most effective” way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.

Take a look at the sticker:

The wording of the text falls in line with Arizona law on the matter:

"In view of the state's strong interest in promoting childbirth and adoption over elective abortion, no school district or charter school in this state may allow any presentation during instructional time or furnish any materials to pupils as part of any instruction that does not give preference, encouragement and support to childbirth and adoption as preferred options to elective abortion."

But Young told BuzzFeed the school district in Gilbert, Arizona, took an “educational text and used it to teach morality.” She also said she would’ve refused to put the sticker on her book if she were a student.

In a statement emailed to Cosmopolitan, Superintendent Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto wrote:

"I worked closely with the Governing Board to provide a solution to last year's matter regarding the District's biology books," her statement read. "The board and I have full confidence in our teachers and because we trust the way our teachers instruct, we agreed that the stickers on the back cover are the best course of action. We are pleased with the collaboration and completion of this matter."

After receiving a lot of feedback online, Young offered some positive words about Gilbert High School.


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