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    CUNY reverses decision to penalize pregnant student

    Pregnant college students no longer have to worry about facing forced maternity leave from classes. Stephanie Davis, a Borough of Manhattan Community College student, made headlines several weeks ago when she was told she would not be allowed to make up assignments due to pregnancy related absences. Davis subsequently was forced to drop the class and by doing so, lost her merit-based scholarship. CUNY has since reached a settlement with Davis, 27, in which her scholarship was fully restored. The university also compensated Davis $3000 to cover expenses. When Davis was first told by her professor that she would not be able to make up her assignments she appealed to the dean. She was encouraged…

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    Seven panelists meet to discuss ‘Reproductive Justice’

    Pictures of a pale woman, handcuffed, wearing an orange jumpsuit and being led by a uniformed guard were shown on the projector. The woman, Bei Bei Shuai, is held without bail in the state of Indiana after attempting to commit suicide. While pregnant, Shuai was overcome with a severe bout of depression and decided to end her life by taking rat poison. Her friends rushed her to the hospital and her baby was delivered via caesarean, eight days after she had taken the poison. However, the child died due to complications of a cerebral hemorrhage four days later. She is now being tried for what the prosecutor called, “attempted feticide…