Pregnant Teens Yearbook Photos Banned If Showing Bellies

Pregnant Teens Yearbook Photos Banned If Showing Bellies

Some pregnant teens yearbook photos were banned because they showed their bulging bellies.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, another pregnant teen’s yearbook photo was excluded at Wheatmore High School in North Carolina. The school decided a photo showing the teen mother holding her son in her lap would promote teen pregnancy.

Now two pregnant teens yearbook photos in Michigan are being banned as well,but this time for their baby bumps. Deonna Harris tells the story of how this pregnant teen’s yearbook photo was abruptly changed without prior notice:

“[The yearbook staff member] said, ‘We have to re-take this picture.’ I was kind of confused and asked what was wrong with it, and she was like, ‘Well, the yearbook teacher told me you can’t have your belly in it so we have to retake it.'”

Kimberly Haney said she “went to the bathroom and cried” upon receiving the news she would not allowed to be in the school’s yearbook.

The school superintendent says if the pregnant teens yearbook photos show their bellies, this would condone teen pregnancy as being normal and thus would conflict with sex education programs promoting abstinence:

“It’s our feeling … that (the photos) could very well be a contrary message to (the state policy). We’re not saying they can’t have their photos in the yearbook.”

Haney disagrees, saying, “What’s the difference of letting me walk for graduation, letting me walk around the school? It’s the same thing.” Both pregnant teens decided to not re-shoot their yearbook photos, saying the school’s action amount to discrimination.

Do you think a pregnant teens yearbook photo should be allowed if it shows a baby bump?

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