Pro-Life Student Forced to Remove Abortion T-Shirt


This is a guest post by The Diva. The script was written by The Diva. Really.

Talent on screen, The Diva ; Camera-Direction, The Dude;

Grip #1, T-shirt, clapper, The Dancer;

Grip #2 ALL paper, Baby-Boo

My name is Helena Yoest, and I was harassed by the principal of my school because of a shirt.

Ok, so I went to class, just like a regular school day, I had the shirt on, no one was offended or anything by it.

Then my teacher- Mr. Young- says “Mrs. Schaffner wants to see you”

I walk over to her in the hall, she was talking to some other teachers with one or two students flocking around her.

She stops talking when she sees me, pulls me over to a corner, and says plainly

“you can’t wear the shirt”

Wow. 5 minutes into the day and I’ve been caught in this t-shirt. (say sarcastically) Shoot.

I say very politely “may I go get something from my locker?”

Mrs.Shaffner says, “eh, yes”

So I go down to my locker to get a piece of paper, it’s a magical piece of paper that gets me out of trouble.


National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day From the American Life League.

Actually, it states my civil rights and how I CAN wear the shirt, no harassment.

I hand over the letter and she hands me a t-shirt with the school name on it. Oh joy.

So I head to the bathroom to change and I hear her say, “were going to have to visit the principal about this.”

So there I am, in the principal’s office. Mrs. Annan (the principal) reads the letter Mrs. Shaffner is babbling about how they’ve never had this happen before, while Mrs. Annan is reading.

Mrs. Shaffner gets called away to do vice principal stuff and

Mrs. Annan pulls up a chair to sit beside me. “How do you know about this political issue?” she asks. “My mom” I say.

“What would you think if a kindergartner went up to you and asked you what it is?” she says pointing at my shirt.

“I would say ‘it’s where doctors and hospitals kill babies'”

You should’ve seen her face when I said that. “I just don’t want you to be uncomfortable.”

She leads me to a bathroom “you can turn it inside out, or you can change, whichever you want” so I change into this ew yucky t-shirt with the school name on it, so they would be happy and quit bothering me.

This is how it was in the classroom:

“Whydya change your t-shirt?” my classmates ask.

“She made me” I say, which isn’t stretching the truth.

I went to art, and my teacher came in the middle of it and said

“walk with me” so I walk with him and he says “you can change into your shirt now, or after art, what do you want?”

I changed after lunch.

Can you believe that?

The principal of an elementary school, pressured and manipulated a 5th grade student to do her wills.

The principal, of all people! Wow.



Growing, Growing…Gone Pro-Lifers are the new Progressives.

Thank you (foot)notes:

Please send us your comments!


The Penta-Posse L to R: Baby-Boo, The Dancer,

The Diva, The Dude, The Dreamer

The Roe Effect

The American Life League sponsors the annual trouble-making event. The Dude was also spoken to by school officials. But no action was taken against him.

The “magical piece of paper” from the American Life League.

See The Roe Effect


The Diva protesting at the Afghan Embassy, 2006

She is no stranger to controversy

The Diva making phone calls for Mike

at the Huckabee for President headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa

Video Credit: The Dreamer See The Dude’s post on the Abortion T-shirt at Panzer Commander.


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6 Responses

  1. Sam Stein says:

    Has Helena Yoest contacted the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) for legal assistance? I feel confident that Ms. Yoest’s First Amendment rights have been violated.

  2. Jack says:

    Sam, your advice is sound. We contacted the good-guys at ADF about the demand that the shirt be removed.

    But she was able to put the shirt back on a while later the same day.

    Which moves the complaint from First Amendment to simple harassment.

    Which is so common in the public schools for our (conservative) kids that it has become, well, unremarkable; unactionable.

    Which explains the popularity of private schools and home schooling.

    No teacher has been fired from this school system in the last ten years: Unions and liberals run the schools — not the parents.

    Thank you for commenting,

    Jack and Charmaine

  3. D. L. says:

    Dear Yoests,

    Congratulations on your courage and audacity (reasoned, of course) on National Pro-Life T-shirt day. I am so very proud of you all!

    When I went to school, as a little girl, schools were places for children to learn, not to be indoctrinated in the latest political agenda.

    It is amazing to me that schools have changed so much, so quickly.

    But people, like you, who have the courage to stand up to the current politically correct nonsense, are making a difference and helping schools return to doing what schools are supposed to do.


  4. Hollie says:

    I think that what that girl did was amazing!!! I know for a fact that that would not be tolerated at my school, but I wish that I had to nerve to pull that on my school! That is really awesome and I give you huge props for staying strong in what you believe in!!!

  5. 1French says:

    Pro-Lifers are the new Progressives. LOL. U kidding i supose ? Like witch hunters are the new Progressives .. The americans should be removed from earth !

  6. Jack Yoest says:

    Yes, Frenchie, Pro-lifers are the new progressives. We are the ones who want real change — liberals now have the mindset of the status quo where minds and laws are frozen.

    Perhaps you and your Communist friends would have felt more comfortable with Stalin, who murdered millions. Or maybe Mao who murdered more. And I’ll bet you love that forced abortion one-child policy…

    Dinesh D’Souza writes about the confusion of liberals such as 1French in “What’s Do Great About Christianity?” D’Douza suggests that civilized societies should embrace Christianity if for no other reason that the Jesus-centered-mindset has a lower body count than any other philosophy. re: Chapter 19, “A License to Kill: Atheism and the Mass Murderers of History.”

    Thank you for commenting,