Instead of thanking this caring teacher for picking up her slack, this miserable excuse for a mother who didn’t even manage to teach her daughter about contraception reported the teacher to the police:
A high school girls basketball coach is facing a felony charge for giving a “morning-after pill” to a student who was worried that she was pregnant, according to an arrest affidavit released today. . . Steinberg, who also was a math teacher at LBJ, gave the pill to a 16-year-old student who was crying in her class about Jan. 26 because she had unprotected sex with her boyfriend, the affidavit said. . . The girl then reported the incident to her mother, who reported it to school police, the affidavit said. Soon after, Steinberg was placed on administrative leave with pay, pending an investigation and subsequently resigned, the affidavit said.
The only conclusion one can draw from the story that one should be the kind of teacher who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about students. Because if you do, parents who think they should have the right to police their children’s bodies will pillory you.
A woman I know once left on vacation. At that point, her teenage daughter discovered that she was pregnant by a boyfriend who abused her. Since this was happening in a civilized country, the girl immediately went to see her high-school principal. Since the principal was a civilized, compassionate person, she discussed the girl’s options with her, listened when the girl said that she was completely sure that she wanted to terminate, and helped the girl to arrange an abortion. Since the girl’s mother was also a normal, civilized person, when she came home and learned about what happened, she felt intense gratitude towards the principal who had helped her daughter at a difficult time.
This is how normal, civilized people behave in such situations. But we obviously can’t expect Texas to understand what it means to be normal and civilized.