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So the controversy would be that it was an explicit mandate in the thick of Jesusland, no? It is not as if Clemson is a private, religiously-affiliated insititution. These women weighed out having a child against keeping an athletic scholarship (likely among other trade-offs) and decided to go with the latter. They made that decision as adults based on their own, individual values. It seems like a rather extreme view to consider it an endorsement of abortion by Clemson. It only makes sense that it would be an unwritten rule most places, and I have heard of an instance of an assistant coach losing his job because he impregnated one of the female athletes. If I were a college coach then I would likely exercise the same standard. Then again, I would also likely exercise a similar policy with respect to athletes who sustain significant injury from skiing or climbing or messing around on motorcycles and the like, regardless of gender, and if it was a male athlete who impregnated the female athlete then I would likely send him packing, too.