Louisiana School: We'll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls
It just totally didn't realize anything about its policy was wrong
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2012 10:10 AM CDT
The policy has gotten "everybody up in a roar," said school board chairman Albert Christman.   (?Daquella manera)

(Newser) – A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy—students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy test, and those who refused or were, indeed, with child were kicked out—is changing said policy. Pregnant students will no longer have to be home-schooled, said the chair of the board of the Delhi Charter School, who offered some pretty amazing rationale for why the policy existed: No one thought anything was wrong with it.

What is wrong with it, according to the ACLU, is that it violates 1972's Title IX, which specifies that both sexes must enjoy equal opportunities. The chair said "just a handful" of girls had been affected by Delhi's policy, which went into effect in 2006. All of them "came back to school and finished their school," he said.

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Aug 10, 2012 2:11 PM CDT
The thing I hate the most about kicking out pregnant teenagers is that threats like that largely contribute to the abortion problem in the United States. There is nothing pro-choice about giving pregnant girls no choice at all of continuing their education at least until they've had their babies (and then who takes care of them? The parents or the girl who would have to fully give up her education--unless the girl has make the tough but praiseworthy decision to give her baby up for adoption). Of course there is nothing pro-life about abortion either, making it a lose-lose. And as several others have pointed out, what about the fathers? They are 50% responsible but receive no punishment. In the case of stop-school-or-get-an-abortion, the boys get to continue their education too. It's completely unfair for these girls, and the old policy was ineffective at preventing pregnancy (although maybe effective at preventing actual births). I'm glad they've taken this step in changing it!
Aug 10, 2012 11:10 AM CDT
this is a school of dumbazzes for dumbazzesss!
Aug 9, 2012 7:56 PM CDT
ignorant south. steeped in ancient history. still fighting a civil war. backwards forever. frankly my dear, they don't give a damn. they still want to rape and pillage. hang from trees and in effigy show the error of your ways. a fallen virgin besmirched, not fit to be anyone's wife. you what??? you wanna have a baby? you had sex? omg. cast you out of the flock. you whore. yeah. i get it. stupid southern ignorant freaks.