Delhi Charter School's student pregancy policy under fire

Decrease Increase Text size

A Louisiana public school could face a lawsuit over its student pregnancy policy.

(Photo: "First Pregnancy Test," © 2006, super-structure, used under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic CC license):

The Huffington Post reports the Delhi Charter School requires any girl suspected of being pregnant to take a pregnancy test. If she refuses, she can be kept out of school.

The requirement is outlined explicitly in the school's charter. Students whose tests turn up positive are required to take classes as part of a home study program.

If the student is not willing to take the test or pursue home study opportunities, the charter says they are to be "counseled to seek other educational opportunities.

The American Civil Liberties Union says the rule violates federal laws against sexual discrimination and is threatening to file a lawsuit to overturn it, the Post reports. 

Read the full story here.

Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.

Recommended For You
comments powered by Disqus