A group of students at Rio Rancho Middle School will be allowed to have an anti-abortion club. 

A nonprofit law firm, Thomas More Society, sent a letter to the Rio Rancho School District. 

In it, they claim former Rio Rancho Middle School student, Dylan Fredette, tried to start a “pro-life club” called Phoenixes for Life last year, but Principal Lynda Kitts would not allow it. 

The law firm says she told him it was too controversial. 

The Thomas More Society threatened to file a lawsuit if the school didn’t reply to the letter, or if the school barred the club this year. 

The district says the school always intended to allow the club, and it apologized to Fredette for not responding. 

It says similar clubs exist at its other schools.