Youngster Offers Start After Christian College Commencement Controversy

(RNS) — Maddi Runkles, the pregnant student who was not allowed to cross the graduation stage at her Maryland Christian school in June, has given birth to a boy.
With the birth of her son, Runkles is pausing from academic studies but intends to further her education.
Students for Life, an anti-abortion group, mounted a campaign urging the school to reverse its plans.
“Heritage is also pleased that she has chosen to not abort her son,” Hobbs wrote at the time.
“My family and I are doing great,” Runkles said in a statement provided to The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, Md., by a spokesman for Students for Life of America.

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