School Board Votes on Abortion Page in Textbook
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted this week to redact a section on abortion from a science book used in a high school honors curriculum.The school board voted 3 to 2 to remove the abortion section.
The book, "Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections," contains a section about contraception, which discusses various methods, including the so-called abortion pill. Mifepristone, also known as RU486, can terminate a pregnancy in its early stages.
"You would expect a discussion of abortion maybe to show up in actual sex-ed materials. That's why I didn't like abortion in a biology book that all it discusses is natural processes. There's nothing natural about abortion," said Daryl Colvin, acting Gilbert school board president.