La. school tells pregnant teens to stay home

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A Louisiana school is testing teen girls suspected of—not cheating, not drugs—but pregnancy. 

The Delhi Charter School has decreed that any students found guilty of said pregnancy must cease attending its classes and opt for a home study course instead, the local News-Star reports.

This calls to mind those transvaginal ultrasounds from earlier this year. 

The American Civil Liberties Union is standing up for the young women and has asked the school to revise the policy which it argues is in violation of Title IX that bars discrimination from educational activities on the basis of gender.

Those who refuse the test are sent away for home study, too.

Marjorie Esman, executive director of the state’s ACLU chapter told the paper, “They’re punishing girls for making the choice to have the child.” 

Interesting angle, which means maybe this charter school can manage to anger both those on the right and the left.

You can read Delhi Charter School’s pregnancy policy here via its website (scroll to C15).

 

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La. school tells pregnant teens to stay home

Updated