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ABBY McELROY

EMPOWERED STUDENT. EMPOWERED WOMAN. EMPOWERED ACTIVIST.
ABBY MCELROY
The Future is Female

Abby McElroy is a member of

the Harvard College Class of 2023.

Abby is passionate about women's rights. When Amnion Pregnancy Center presented a biased abstinence-only program in her sophomore year health classes at Strath Haven High School, Abby took a stand and spoke up at her local school board. Amnion has since been banned from Strath Haven, and she is working with the Pennsylvania state legislature to enact standards for comprehensive, fact-based sex education. 

Sex-ed class revelations jolt Delco school board

A 17-year-old jolted the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District last month when she told the school board that a nearby faith-based crisis pregnancy center had been invited to her health class, saying that it offered medically inaccurate information, exaggerated the dangers of sex, and offered a Bible to a girl who stayed after class.

Delco school district stops faith-based group from teaching sex-ed classes

Abby McElroy, the 17 year-old who told school officials about the class, said she's already working to bring her protest to other Philadelphia-area schools."I want to pursue this because I think every student has the right to fact-based, comprehensive sex education," McElroy said in an email.