National Education Association, Nation’s Largest Teachers’ Union, Announces Support for ‘Fundamental Right to Abortion’

The nation’s largest teachers’ union went on record Saturday as supporting the “fundamental right to abortion” and pledging to fight the Trump administration on the issue.

The delegates at the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly passed a business item after much debate stating the for the next year, the NEA “through existing media channels” will defend “a person’s right to control their own body.” Delegates were meeting in Houston.

“NEA vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade,” the business item says.

Further, the business item says, “The most misogynistic forces, under Trump, want to abolish the gains of the women’s rights movement.”

It is the first time the NEA has gone on record as explicitly supporting abortion, according to NEA watchdog Mike Antonucci, who writes at EIAOnline.com.

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.”

“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.

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Source: Christian Headlines