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Banned for choosing life
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - By Judie Brown

Some things just boggle the blogged mind! And when I read the news story about high school senior Alysha Cosby, who was banned by her Catholic high school from graduation because she was with child, I nearly fell over. No, it is not a good thing to get pregnant outside of wedlock, but unlike the vast majority of her peers, this courageous young lady chose life, and now a Catholic school is punishing her.

It gets worse. The father of the baby, also a senior at St. Jude Educational Institute, was allowed to participate in graduation. If you think something is wrong with this picture, you are right. How about getting in touch with // ">St. Jude's in Montgomery, Alabama, and letting them know you think their policy needs an overhaul.

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Laurel | 2005-05-24 00:00:00
When I went to high school in the 70s, every year there always seemed to be one girl who was banned from graduation because she was pregnant. One classmate of mine left in 10th grade because she got pregnant. I believe they got married to the father but I guess the nuns didn?t want them to set a ?bad example? to the rest of us. Even the alleged dating between two adult lay teachers banished them from the dreaded halls.
Judie Brown | 2005-05-23 00:00:00
You are absolutely correct. Our Lord forgave and restored repentant sinners; those who "kick someone while down" are more in line with the Pharisees.
SL | 2005-05-21 00:00:00
I feel sorry for the girl. It's bad enough she is humiliated by being pregnant, but not allowing her to graduate is wrong. The school is a Christian school and should set a example by forgiving her of her sins and let her graduate.