Louisiana Highschool Policy Expels Girls For Pregnancy
A Louisiana highschool is pulling out all the stops to make sure their young female students learn………to keep their legs closed.
Delhi Charter School in Louisiana is not taking the state’s sixth highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation lying down, and the ACLU is standing up and paying attention to what they say is a “blatant violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution, reports the Huffington Post.
According to the school’s policy, a girl suspected of being pregnant will be asked to take a pregnancy test. If she refuses or the test result is positive, she will either be forced to transfer to another school or take classes at home. From the student handbook:
If an administrator or teacher suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Delhi Charter School.
This might be going a little too far….but then again, maybe not…
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