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US: Faith school makes pregnancy tests compulsory, bans pregnant students

August 8, 2012

Now the ACLU is fighting a public school, Delhi Charter School in Louisiana, that is doing just that. The school has a formal policy banning pregnant students from attending the school, and they reserve the right to forcibly pregnancy-test any student. Here’s the policy, in the school’s own words:

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.

Slate

“Are you pregnant, Louise?”
“Oh, no, sir, just grossly overweight.”

Who could possibly object to that?

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