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New Thai law will let pregnant students continue studying

Thai Pregnant students will be given the choice of continuing with their studies or resuming after delivery once the Reproductive Health Protection Act takes effect, the Education Ministry said yesterday.

The Cabinet approved the draft law on Tuesday and it is now being forwarded to the Council of State for review, after which the Cabinet will study the bill again before presenting it to Parliament for legislation.

The key point of this draft law is to give students the right to continue their studies if they become pregnant during their school years.

Education Minister Chinnaworn Boonyakiat said yesterday that even though he personally did not agree with the idea, his ministry was ready to act in line with the law.

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