Who says time travel is impossible? Louisiana is doing a great job of taking us to the previous century:
A public school has sparked outrage by forcing its female students to take pregnancy tests - and then kicking out those that come back positive or refuse to do so.
Delhi Charter School, in Delhi, Louisiana, has come under fire for its policy that campaigners say is 'clearly illegal under federal laws'.
Under the new rules, a teacher can 'require' a student to have a test if they suspect she could be pregnant.
That's right. Mandated medical procedures or you lose your hopes of an education/future. Where is the great freedom fighter Bobby Jindal when you need him? And how exactly does one 'suspect' someone is pregnant. Are all teachers taking medical classes now? Does a peanut butter and pickle sandwich in their lunchbox trigger some alarm? Do 'heavier' girls get suspected more often? Tons of questions arise.
If the test comes back positive, the policy states: 'The student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Delhi Charter School.Banishment to home, forced isolation from friends. Shaming. There can be no other word for it.
'She will be required to pursue a course of home study.
But wait... Im no expert (Im not a teacher), but I do believe it takes two people to bring about a pregnancy. So obviously if a male student gets a female student pregnant, he to engaged in sexual activity and is cast from the community:
This is because, they say, it treats female students differently from male students and relies on archaic stereotypes linked to sex and pregnancy.As one ACLU represenative says:
Esman added: 'Male students who might also have engaged in sexual activity or be expecting children are not subjected to similar treatment.'
'Pregnancy is not a disease, and schools may not treat it that wayBut then again, what can we expect from a state that shuns sexual education and birth control?