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Sun May 21, 2017, 01:17 PM

Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School.

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BOONSBORO, Md. — Maddi Runkles has never been a disciplinary problem.

She has a 4.0 average at Heritage Academy, the small private Christian school she attends; played on the soccer team; and served as president of the student council. But when her fellow seniors don blue caps and gowns at graduation early next month, Ms. Runkles, 18, will not be among them.

The reason? She is pregnant.

The decision by school officials to bar Ms. Runkles from “walking” at graduation — and to remove her from her student council position — would have remained private, but for her family’s decision to seek help from Students for Life. The anti-abortion group, which took her to a recent rally in Washington, argues that she should be lauded, not punished, for her decision to keep her baby.

Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/us/teen-pregnancy-religious-values-christian-school.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

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Reply Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School. (Original post)
StevieM May 2017 OP
Phoenix61 May 2017 #1
elias7 May 2017 #5
Freddie May 2017 #2
no_hypocrisy May 2017 #3
Dawson Leery May 2017 #4

Response to StevieM (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:22 PM

1. This!

Proof Christian anti-abortion rhetoric isn't about anything other than punishing those loose, sinful women. If she'd had an abortion they wouldn't have learned of her sinful ways and wouldn't be able to publically shame her. What a bunch of hypocritical assholes.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:04 PM

5. And failing to consider those loose, sinful men

Utter hypocrisy, yet too obtuse to experience cognitive dissonance

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:56 PM

2. Real "pro-life" in action

My daughter went to a small Catholic college for nursing. Granted college is different from HS. But when she had an unexpected pregnancy in her senior year - having to go to clinical sites, etc. - the faculty absolutely bent over backwards so she could complete her work and graduate. They couldn't have been more supportive. She had a healthy baby girl, married the baby daddy and now teaches nurses herself.
That is how to be pro-life.

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:51 PM

3. I'm surprised they didn't make her wear a scarlet "A".

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Sun May 21, 2017, 04:04 PM

4. Middle Eastern Religions are all about controlling/enslaving women.

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