Posted: Aug 7, 2012 2:45 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2012 2:48 PM
In a day and age when shows like "Teen Mom" are hugely popular it is really hard to know the right way to curb the teen pregnancy rate. While you would think shows like this would lead young women to make smarter choices, it just doesn't seem to be the case.
I'm all about programs that will help decrease the amount of unplanned teen pregnancies, but a school in Delhi, Louisiana has taken it too far in my opinion. According to Jeanne Sager of the The Stir "When officials at the public school suspect a student is pregnant, they force her to get a pregnancy test, if she refuses or if she tests positive, the student is kicked out of the Delhi Charter School."
Wow, I don't know about you, but that seems to be a violation of a student's rights. According to Sager "What's happening in Delhi, Louisiana right now is being challenged by the ACLU for its likely illegality because the school receives public funding." You can read her full article here.
What do you think? Has this school gone too far? What can we do to curb teen pregnancy rates?