A member of the Abolitionist Society of North Idaho talks to students outside Sandpoint High School during a demonstration the group held there in January. (Courtesy photo: Coeur d'Alene Press)
Coeur d'Alene High School students can expect to be greeted Monday by demonstrators seeking to eliminate all abortions. School officials alerted parents and guardians Friday that members of the Abolitionist Society of North Idaho plan to promote an initiative next week on the city's public right-of-way in front of the school. The society is part of a national movement named Abolish Human Abortion. "The group's intention is to engage with high school students and provide anti-abortion information," wrote school district communications director Laura Rumpler in a letter sent to parents. "It is not the role of our school district to take a stance on this issue, but it is our job to protect freedom of expression/free speech and primarily, to protect our students and their learning environment." The letter, penned by Rumpler and sent out on behalf of Coeur d'Alene High School Principal Warren Olson, advises that students will be asked to refrain from engaging with the demonstrators and to "exhibit respectful behavior as this group exercises its right to free speech"/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.