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The Lesson of Delhi Charter School: It’s Time to Truly Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

This week all eyes turned to the Delhi Charter School, which rescinded a policy that grossly discriminated against female students. This situation underscores how ineffective we are at supporting pregnant and parenting teens.

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Delhi Charter School To Discontinue Practice of Forced Pregnancy Testing and Discrimination

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In the face of major backlash, the school has decided to reverse its discriminatory policy.

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Lousiana’s Delhi Charter School Violates Title IX: Tell Them to Stop Targetting Pregnant Students

Yesterday morning, I learned about Delhi Charter School’s unethical and illegal school policy. The school has required teen girls to take pregnancy tests at the discretion of school officials. If a girl refused, she would be sent home from school. If her test came back positive, she would be sent home from school. Sound fair to you?

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Get Pregnant, Get Kicked Out of School (But You Can Come Back For Sex Ed)

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Dehli Charter school has a radical stance for teens they think might be pregnant — get tested or go home.

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Three Decades of AIDS and Why Can’t Women Get Sterilized?

Why are so many women who want sterilizations not getting them? NPR memorializes 30 years of AIDS with a series of programs about the modern state of the disease. Red states are now moving to reject the ACA.

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State Legislative Trends in Reproductive Health Law and Policy: Mid-Year 2012 Analysis

In the first half of 2012, states enacted 95 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. As was the case in 2011, issues related to abortion, family planning funding and sex education once again were significant flashpoints in many legislatures .

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Louisiana Approves State Funds For Religious Schools — But Only If They’re Christian

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Every child should get to use state money to buy religous private education, unless Muslims are supplying it.

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Jindal Signs Multiple Restrictions on Safe Abortion Care Into Law

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The women of Louisiana now need a 24-hour wait, to listen to the fetal or embryonic heart tones and must hear a physical description prior to abortion.

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While New Orleans Slept, an Arsonist Sent a Message

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Last Friday morning at 4 AM, when most of New Orleans was sleeping, one or more arsonists torched the offices of Women With A Vision (WWAV), a group run by activist women of color. When an arsonist breaks into the offices of fierce women of color, sets fire to HIV education materials, and torches plastic replicas of vaginas and breasts, we’d say the evidence is clear. It’s a hate crime. 

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Louisiana “Criminal Abortion” Bill Heads To Governor For Signature

The bill will create two new felony categories for abortions performed by anyone who is not a physician.

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