Terrible School Forces Girls To Take Pregnancy Test, Kicks Out Those With Positive Results
10:45 am, August 7th | by Laura Donovan
There are plenty of reasons why now is an awful time to be a teenager, but being of high school age in Delhi, Louisiana, where one school is requiring all female students to undergo pregnancy tests, seems like the worst fate of all. Delhi Charter School has vowed to kick out any girl whose test comes back positive or who refuses to go through with the procedure at all, a policy that some are claiming is “clearly illegal under federal laws.”
The new rule gives teachers the authority to force a student to take the test if the instructor suspects that student is carrying a child. Any girl with a plus sign on the test will have no choice but to switch to a home study program, as
“Delhi Charter School has established an environment whereby the conduct of its students must be in keeping with the school’s goals and objectives relative to character development.”
Thankfully, the American Civil Liberties Union isn’t having any of this and states that the new regulations “violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clauses of the U.S. constitution.”
It’s not the end of the world for a teen to become a mother, and hiding pregnant girls away from their non-pregnant peers will only isolate and alienate the young women when they need support most.