Fox guest claims that California teachers union dues "fund abortion"
Rebecca Friedrichs: Teachers are being used by unions that "push their personal social, sexual, and political agenda into our schools"
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From the April 16 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Standing up to unions pushing radical agendas -- in this new op-ed that's titled "Pro-life teachers, your union dues fund abortion." Our next guest says teacher unions are bringing far left ideas into our children's classrooms.
Wow, you start off talking about a very touchy issue that people have a lot of opinions about. And you talk about abortion and then you talk about how how as a California teacher these left-leaning groups are pushing their agendas on our kids. Tell us what's happening in California.
REBECCA FRIEDRICHS (CALIFORNIA TEACHER): Right. Well, they're not just left-leaning, they are far, hard-left groups. And what's going on right now in California specifically is we passed a law requiring some very offensive sex-ed. You've had another guest on whose told you a little bit about that sex-ed: forcing teachers to tell little children that at age 12 they have the right to go get an abortion without their parents' knowledge or permission. And the schools will help them get there and help them fund it.
EARHARDT: How is this getting into our schools? Who is funding this?
FRIEDRICHS: Who is pushing this is the teachers' unions. And what's shocking is teachers have no idea. People think teachers are these far-left people pushing this stuff. That is a lie. Teachers are these -- most teachers are good, loving people and many of them are against abortion and are against sexualizing little children. But we are being used by very powerful organizations, the teachers unions collect about $5 billion a year tax-free from teachers, and they use that money to push their personal social, sexual, and political agenda into our schools.