Media Censors Story of Public School Censoring Pro-life Students’ Fetal Models

State   |   Ken Shepherd   |   Mar 17, 2014   |   5:31PM   |   Washington, DC

The liberal media love to highlight instances when politically-conscious teenagers end up being censored by their school administrators. But when the students in question are pro-lifers and the censorship involves advocacy of the unborn, well, that’s a different story.

CBS Connecticut yesterday picked up on a WWLP story about a Branford, Conn., high school which forbade a pro-life student club “from using life-sized fetus models as displays.” Suffice it to say, neither nor any nationally-broadcast CBS news program has picked up on the local story:

Samantha Bailey-Loomis, a 17-year-old senior at Branford High School tells WWLP-TV that the school’s principal, Lee Panagoulias, refused to let them set up the fetus models during lunch.

“He tells us that this topic in particular is too controversial to be talked about in public school,” she explained to WWLP.

Samantha, founder of Students for Life Club, stated that other high school clubs have had no problem setting up their tables during lunch.

“They had information about what their club does and what they have done in the past and they have pictures and they have poster boards just like ours, except for with different content on it,” she told WWLP.

One Branford parent is standing behind Samantha, saying she doesn’t see anything wrong with the life-sized fetuses.

“There is nothing wrong with it,” Melissa Walkley told WWLP. “I mean, I would let my kids see it. This is what a baby looks like as its growing in a mommy’s belly.”

Samantha says her group still plans on setting up her profile table next month.

Panagoulias and the school district’s superintendent declined to comment to WWLP for the story.

Keep in mind, these weren’t disturbing images of aborted babies, they were life-sized models of what a baby developing in utero looks like. Note: Ken Shepherd is the managing editor for NewsBusters and a former analyst at the Media Research Center who identifies examples of media bias. This originally appeared on NewsBusters and is reprinted with permission.