A pro-life group says UCLA officials reprimanded two incoming students for refusing to participate in what they said was a graphic sex education class that was a part of UCLA’s freshman orientation.
Two Catholic students, twins Bella and Angelica Ayala, 18, say they were reprimanded by UCLA employees for respectfully refusing to be part of a graphic sex ed presentation tacked on to the university sexual harassment session at their freshmen orientation. They also say literature they wanted to distribute that promoted abstinence that the students offered to fellow students beforehand was confiscated.
The Ayalas say they were given mixed messages by academic advisers prior to the presentation. Angelica was told she could leave for the sex ed portion, but after she walked out, she was reprimanded and told that she must make the session up. According to university requirements, refusing to do so would place an academic hold on her records, she said.