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Red For Ed: The Largest Left-Wing Teachers’ Union Just Adopted ‘Abortion Rights’ Into Its Platform

Following its push to incorporate ‘No-Gender Inclusiveness’ into its teachers’ curricula last year, the National Education Association—the union behind the #RedForEd campaign—has adopted ‘abortion rights’ into its platform.

Last year, the nation’s largest teachers’ union, the National Education Association (or NEA), created some waves when it began pushing ‘gender inclusiveness‘ on its members.

In keeping with its ultra-left leanings, over the weekend, the NEA adopted a newbusiness item‘ that states, in part, that the “NEA vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade.”

Here is the ‘Business Item‘ in full:

Through existing media channels, the NEA will honor the leadership of women, non-binary, and trans people, and other survivors who have come forward to publicly name their rapists and attackers in the growing, international, #MeToo movement.

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. [Emphasis added.]

Although it remains a mystery as to why a union—which, arguably, should be devoted to representing its members on the job—devotes such vast amounts of its resources venturing into social issues, left-wing activism is not new for the NEA.

Just last year, in addition to the push for gender inclusivity, according to the National Review, the “NEA adopted 122 total New Business Items, including commitments to promote the Black Lives Matter Week of Action (including supporting BLM’s demand that ‘ethnic studies be taught in pre-K-12 schools’), to support ‘a strategy postponing confirmation of a Supreme Court justice until after the mid-term election,’ and to encourage teachers to assign readings that ‘describe and deconstruct the systemic proliferation of a White supremacy culture and its constituent elements of White privilege and institutional racism.'”

The NEA also promised to respond “in support of and in solidarity with immigrant families who are separated, incarcerated, or refused their legal right to request asylum due to the heartless, racist, and discriminatory zero-tolerance policies of the Trump administration,” reported the NRO.

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