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Should a Charter School Be Able to Require Students to Take a Pregnancy Test?

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  • Michelle 2012/08/08 23:53:32 (edited)
    No
    Michelle
    +27
    That's ridiculous and demeaning to women. Are they also going to test if the boys have fathered babies?

    That's between the girl, her family, the father, and her doctors. Furthermore, this accomplishes nothing but informing the school that the girl is pregnant-- which is irrelevant. Government funded schools that kick girls out if they fail the test are refusing to provide a girl the education she has a right to get?

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  • ««Ginge... Deep007 2012/08/10 01:48:53
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +6
    More hateful vitriol from the Right.
  • Sweet-N... ««Ginge... 2012/08/10 03:27:19
    Sweet-N-Sour
    +2
    I think that was meant more sarcastic than hateful. After all, how ridiculous is it to think that the only people who are going to know are her family and doctor? She would necessarily have to be kicked out to prevent anyone else, like the entire school, from finding out. Anyway, that's how I took it. I was not thrilled with the "whore" part but on the other hand, I admit that I am not a believer in the type of morality, or lack thereof, that floats around schools these days.
    Not trying to start a fight, I just know Deep007 has a very sarcastic wit.
    As far as what side of this issue I fall on, I say "No", these schools should not be able to do it, they could if they were private, but if I went to enroll my daughter in a private school that required a pregnancy test, I would be insulted, she would be embarrassed, and they would not get my money. I have put a lot of time and effort into properly raising my kids and making sure they have the right attitudes and I would be beyond irritated if some school decided to second guess me!
  • ««Ginge... Sweet-N... 2012/08/10 06:29:54
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +6
    No, it was hateful and misogynist. I like sarcastic humor, but nothing about that was sarcastic or funny.
  • Sweet-N... ««Ginge... 2012/08/10 15:38:29 (edited)
    Sweet-N-Sour
    +1
    Okay, well, that's your prerogative to think that way. I just don't see it. I don't think it was "funny" though as you say. I think it was sarcastic and snarky.
  • Deep007 Sweet-N... 2012/08/11 20:09:04
    Deep007
    btw..what is snarky..
    that could be a new word for me
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... ««Ginge... 2012/08/11 00:34:14
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    The 'Whore" part is misogynist, what if it was from rape &/or incest?
  • ««Ginge... ⚥Κόζμω ... 2012/08/11 00:38:56 (edited)
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    It doesn't matter how she became pregnant; having consensual sex is not something that someone should be ashamed of doing.
  • JCD aka... Angela ... 2012/08/10 12:49:42
    JCD aka "biz"
    +1
    Possibly the other person responsible for the pregnancy, too?
  • Angela ... JCD aka... 2012/08/10 18:33:47 (edited)
    Angela Chambers
    What other person? The BOY who got her pregnant. I doubt he'll stick around.
  • Twinkle 2012/08/10 00:42:21
  • countrygal:) 2012/08/09 22:47:05
    No
    countrygal:)
    Why!?
  • Diddley Squat 2012/08/09 22:35:38
    No
    Diddley Squat
    +2
    Invasion of privacy ... that doesn't even come close to describing it!
  • Pistol Pete 2012/08/09 22:13:51
    Yes
    Pistol Pete
    Yes, ALL schools should. And, NO Welfare money to the sluts who get knocked up in High School. Whatever happened to SHAME. Shame was an excellent tool to keep people in line.
  • ««Ginge... Pistol ... 2012/08/09 22:35:04
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +8
    Good lord, the 16th century called, they want their idiotic rhetoric back.
  • Melizmatic ««Ginge... 2012/08/09 22:40:36
    Melizmatic
    +6
    The nice thing about people who think like that?

    They're literally dying out, slowly but surely.
  • ««Ginge... Melizmatic 2012/08/10 01:47:44
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +6
    ugh. Seriously, what a horrid cretin. I really, really hope they're trolling, but somehow, knowing SH, I don't think they are.
  • Melizmatic ««Ginge... 2012/08/10 01:50:54
    Melizmatic
    +6
    You know what this site attracts, in droves...
  • xcheshi... ««Ginge... 2012/08/10 19:32:50
    xcheshirecat
    +1
    ahahah nice one
  • JCD aka... ««Ginge... 2012/08/11 08:22:42
    JCD aka "biz"
    +1
    They probably want to bring back the pillory.
  • Any Pistol ... 2012/08/10 01:50:49
    Any
    +1
    Hasn't worked too well on you.
  • Twinkle Pistol ... 2012/08/10 04:14:07
    Twinkle
    So someone a slut if they get knocked up wow.
  • Russian Pistol ... 2012/08/10 04:14:45
    Russian
    It's ashame that you would say such thing. You want to invade their lives a privacy. You make me sick. Schools are for students to learn not for them to intervean in our childrens lives.
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/08/09 21:56:42
    No
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    government funded? no.
  • Deep007 ♒ßεllεc... 2012/08/10 01:43:24
    Deep007
    They should charge money to keep the riffraff out
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/08/09 21:06:24
  • Melizmatic seadog6... 2012/08/09 22:42:35
    Melizmatic
    +7
    What school actually gives abortion referrals?
  • seadog6... Melizmatic 2012/08/09 23:37:52
  • Melizmatic seadog6... 2012/08/09 23:54:52
    Melizmatic
    +8


    Never mind.

    Have a nice day.
  • seadog6... Melizmatic 2012/08/10 01:07:49
  • Melizmatic seadog6... 2012/08/10 01:40:31 (edited)
    Melizmatic
    +8
    "The Melizmatic you used to know"???

    Not to be all Captain Obvious, but you don't 'know' me... at all.

    And you never have.

    That being said, I simply see no point in going down that path.

    Pointless, repetitive arguments that go nowhere aren't fun to me, Seadog.

    As it gets closer and closer to "crazy time", I'm engaging in them less and less.

    By the way, thanks so much for showing your true colors;

    repetitive arguments fun seadog closer closer crazy engaging true colors
  • Any seadog6... 2012/08/10 01:51:34
    Any
    +2
    Is giving info on Walgreen providing a defacto condom as well?
  • seadog6... Any 2012/08/10 04:09:02
  • Any seadog6... 2012/08/10 11:48:21 (edited)
    Any
    +1
    In some ways, I do agree with you.
    I'm not going to argue that it IS the school's job to "raise" children, but "raising" comes in all different forms. You send them there to learn academically and that is a part of raising. If you don't want the state involved at all in the forming of your child's beliefs and personality, then you must homeschool them. That also removes any danger of your child finding out about Walgreens.
  • seadog6... Any 2012/08/10 16:25:12
  • xcheshi... seadog6... 2012/08/10 19:38:24
    xcheshirecat
    they don,t force them into going
  • xcheshi... seadog6... 2012/08/10 19:38:29
    xcheshirecat
    why not
  • Eliot 2012/08/09 20:22:07
    No
    Eliot
    +1
    That kind of thing is very private. Education is mportant, but if someone doesn't suit the academic life, don' force them. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink
  • Eliot Eliot 2012/08/09 20:23:07
    Eliot
    *important, *don't
  • Danny 2012/08/09 20:16:10
    Yes
    Danny
    +1
    Charter Schools are although funded by the public are held to a different set of standards to achieve their results and most have a waiting list to get in. Not saying that pregnancy is a reason to deny someone admission (My wife was a high school mom) but it is their right to make it part of their requirements.
  • joe.astro Danny 2012/08/10 04:09:04
    joe.astro
    +2
    Absolutely not - if they receive public funds, then they have to abide by state & federal guidelines. This includes all anti-discrimination legislation as well as the principles of the separation of church & state. No competent lawyer or judge (or anyone with any familiarity at all with our justice system) should be able to make this argument with a straight face.

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