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Author: Frydaze1 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 44663  
Subject: Re: An Open Letter Date: 10/8/2012 3:20 PM
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Sure you can. When I was a high school sophomore ('74-'75)) a freshman girl I knew got pregnant. She left school for the duration of her pregnancy - she may have been home-schooled, I'm not sure. She came back after the baby's birth, resumed her studies alongside her peers and went on to graduate high school pretty high in her class, and go on to college. She didn't march around showing her ultrasound pictures, or the results of her recent doctor's visit. It was something that happened, and she and her family dealt with it discreetly. They didn't hold her up as some kind of role model, because they knew that she wasn't.


I'm sure I'm greeked, but I'll reply anyway just in case.

This isn't the mid 70's. Pregnancy isn't a disease that justifies pulling a kid out of school for the whole year. And if you knew she was removed from school for being pregnant, you can bet that everyone else knew also. So what, exactly, did taking her out of school accomplish? Nothing, except to keep her from learning in the environment her parents had originally chosen for her. Obviously they didn't feel that homeschooling was the best choice before, or she wouldn't have been in your school in the first place. But now she's been removed so that no one can see that she's pregnant... even though everyone already knows. What a pointless waste.

I'm sorry that her pregnancy offends you. I'm offended that her entire life is now totally screwed because her parents didn't take her in for an abortion like they should have. THAT is dealing with it descreetly so she can try to continue a normal life.


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