A public charter school in Delhi, Louisiana says that students who they “suspect of being pregnant” must submit to a pregnancy test. And, according to their written policy, “if the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes…” As we outlined in our report, A Pregnancy Test for Schools, policies like the Louisiana one clearly violate the U.S. Constitution and Title IX, the federal law that bars sex discrimination in schools.
Louisiana School Pregnancy Tests Violate Title IX
Unfortunately many people are under the false impression that it is not a violation of the student's rights and similar discrimination is happening across the country. It only hurts the country when students are denied an education, just because they get pregnant. Maybe some constructive sex education is needed in the schools.
"Despite enormous advances for women and girls in education since 1972, schools across the country continue to bar pregnant and parenting students from activities, kick them out of school, pressure them to attend alternative programs,
and penalize them for pregnancy-related absences," the law center said in the report.
Delhi Charter School In Louisiana Changing Policy That Requires Pregnancy Tests