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Athletes often forced into heartbreaking decisions

It's a topic often ignored in women's locker rooms: student-athletes feeling forced to get abortions to keep their scholarships. Coaches and administrators aren't the only ones turning a blind eye; the NCAA is suspiciously silent on the subject as well.

Originally Published: May 12, 2007
By Lindsay Rovegno | ESPN

On the road that leads to Clemson, S.C., billboards sponsored by an anti-abortion group dot the highway with the phrase "Pregnant & Scared?" plastered in large letters. They are an ominous backdrop for Clemson University, where at least seven current or recently graduated student-athletes terminated their pregnancies, primarily because they were afraid of losing their athletic scholarships.

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