By: Caitlyn McCoy
The George Washington University (GW) community is attempting to have Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas removed from his position as a law professor, claiming he is “actively making life unsafe,” according to a tip received through Young America’s Foundation’s Campus Bias Tip Line.
More than 5,000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni signed onto a petition calling for his removal. The petition was posted on Change.org on Sunday, two days after the historic reversal of Roe vs. Wade was announced by the Supreme Court.
Petition organizer Jon Kay wrote, “With the recent Supreme Court decision that has stripped the right to bodily autonomy of people with wombs, and with his explicit intention to further strip the rights of queer people and remove the ability for people to practice safe sex without fear of pregnancy, it is evident that the employment of Clarence Thomas at George Washington University is completely unacceptable.”
Kay continues, “Judge Thomas is actively making life unsafe for thousands of students on our campus…Make your voice heard and help us kick Clarence Thomas out of Foggy Bottom.”
“I don’t feel safe with him teaching at GW,” one petitioner wrote.
But, the school is pushing back on these students’ demands. An email went out to the GW community stating that Justice Clarence Thomas will remain a professor at GW Law and his classes will not be canceled.
“Because we steadfastly support the robust exchange of ideas and deliberation, and because debate is an essential part of our university’s academic and educational mission to train future leaders who are prepared to address the world’s most urgent problems, the university will neither terminate Justice Thomas’ employment nor cancel his class in response to his legal opinions,” the email read.
Justice Clarence Thomas serves as a Professorial Lecturer in Law, according to his biography on GW’s website. With extensive experience in the legal field and serving on the Supreme Court of the United States, there should be no doubt about the qualifications and expertise of Justice Thomas.
Leftist students are outraged by this decision saying that women’s rights and bodily autonomy no longer exist in the United States. They could not be more far from wrong.
In the last fifty years, abortions have taken the lives of millions of unborn children. For years, women have been told that you cannot have a career or be educated with a child. This does not seem to be very pro-woman.
It is time for colleges and universities to stop bending to the woke mob and we are happy to see GW defending Justice Clarence Thomas.
As we continue the fight for life, now more than ever it is important to have our voices heard across college campuses.