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  • How MTV's "16 and Pregnant" Reduced Teen Pregnancy

    12/25/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by RightCenter · 18 replies
    Conversable Economist blogspot ^ | 12/21/15 | Timothy Taylor
    Apparently MTV broadcasts a show called "16 and Pregnant," in which each show tracks a pregnant teen-ager through the final months of pregnancy, and then through birth and the immediate period afterward. Although I fear the show will remain unseen by me, it is apparently watched by enough teenagers that all by itself it put a dent in the US teen birth rate. Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine tell the story in "Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing," in a recent issue of the American Economic Review (105:12,...
  • Gay Teens Get Pregnant More Than Straights Do.

    08/07/2015 9:02:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/07/2015 | Walter Hudson
    “Gay teens have higher pregnancy rates than their straight peers.” That’s the headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reporting on findings by a non-profit focused on teenage sexual health. How does that work, you ask?In this context, “gay” is a catchall term encompassing the entire LGBTQ community. Oh yeah. We just keep tacking new letters on there. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and now the marvelously nebulous category of “questioning” all share the same treatment in these findings. So a girl who identifies as bixsexual, and gets pregnant by a boy, affects the numbers we’re looking at.Naturally, gay activists have...
  • Teen motherhood linked to many human rights problems: report

    11/02/2013 8:18:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 31 October 2013
    Adolescent pregnancy is related to a whole string of human rights violations and so it must gain more attention in global development policy, says the UNs World Population Monitoring Report. Some 7.3 million teen women give birth every year. 2 million of these are under 15 years of age. Every day, roughly 5,000 girls give birth. Yearly, 70 million young women lose their lives during pregnancy and childbirth. The rights of young girls cannot be trampled on any longer, said Renate Bhr, the executive director of the German Foundation for World Population. Teen pregnancies can only be successfully...
  • Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription (To females of ANY age!)

    04/05/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Landau
    A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after birth control pill available to people of any age without a prescription. The order overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to require a prescription for girls under 17. The FDA said it couldn't comment because it is an ongoing legal mater. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended last year that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in an effort to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States. Opponents of...
  • What Planned Parenthood has accomplished

    04/06/2013 4:35:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/5/2013 | Judie Brown
    April 5, 2013 (American Life League) - When we look around our country and see people mired in actions that hurt or maim themselves, put their health in jeopardy, or kill an innocent baby, we must wonder where all the morals have gone. We see an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, an increase in the use of emergency contraceptives, and a decrease in the respect for life. This fog is covering us and, unless we take actions to clear it, will envelop and choke us. Many were in disbelief when a Planned Parenthood lobbyist from Florida, Alisa LaPolt Snow, suggested...
  • Hooking Kids on Sex Video Exposes Planned Parenthood Agenda

    04/01/2013 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Rita Diller
    You will be shocked when you view American Life Leagues latest video report. Directed toward adults only, the report Hooking Kids on Sex contains jolting, unedited pictures from Planned Parenthoods community efforts to indoctrinate children and teens into a sick culture of sex. This report is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, a long-overdue wake up call. It provides the ammunition that concerned citizens need to get Planned Parenthood out of local schools and community organizations, and is an indispensable aid in defunding the predatory organization. The report drives home the fact that the abortion giant is...
  • To Speak of Woe That Is in Teen Pregnancy - Mayor Bloomberg dares do it, with predictable backlash

    03/13/2013 8:33:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    City Journal ^ | 11 March 2013 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has drawn the ire of the poverty-industrial complex for launching a gutsy ad campaign against teen pregnancy. Posters in thousands of bus shelters and subways show tiny tots bewailing the bad news about teen pregnancy. “Because you had me as a teen,” cries one, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school.” Other stressed-out toddlers warn of the financial burdens their unwed mothers will face and the near certainty that their fathers won’t stick around. One little sage identifies the simplest way to avoid poverty: graduate from high school, get a job, and...
  • Doctors Group Prescribes IUDs For Teen Girls

    09/22/2012 12:59:24 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 22, 2012 | JP
    More than 40 percent of adolescent girls, ages 15 to 19, are sexually active, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. And some 750,000 teen girls get pregnant every year. So what did ACOG recommend this week to prevent teen pregnancies? Offer under-age girls long-acting reversible contraception intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants. I absolutely think that teens should be using these methods as first line, Dr. Lisa Perriera, an ACOG member, an OB/GYN at CaseMedicalCenter in Cleveland, told ABC News. The important thing for teens to know, she said, is that these devices are an on/off...
  • Parent twist at Bronx HS (25% of students are pregnant or teen parents...)

    12/27/2011 8:06:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/27/11 | YOAV GONEN Education Reporter
    A shocking one in four students at a Bronx high school slated for closure is a teen parent or pregnant, The Post has learned. That startling statistic is buried in thousands of pages of documents the city Department of Education submitted to the state earlier this year when it initially sought funds to fix the long-struggling Grace Dodge HS in Belmont. It has since proposed shuttering the school with, critics charge, no regard to the parenting teens.
  • "I'm gonna send that kaffir bitch straight to hell"

    12/02/2011 4:56:44 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 31 replies
    Jihad watch / Mail Online ^ | 2nd Dec 2011 | Rob Cooper
    Laura Wilson was used, abused, and thrown away -- in keeping with the Islamic relegation of women to the status of commodities. And clearly Asghar's calling her a "kaffir bitch" reveals that they thought of her primarily as an unbeliever -- someone who had no rights and was at their disposal, until she proved inconvenient to have around. "Groomed for sex at 12, stabbed to death at 17: Shocking life of white teenage mother murdered after Asian lover rejected her child," by Rob Cooper for the Daily Mail, December 2
  • Sexy pics at 12, pregnant at 15 ...and her proud mums delighted

    08/16/2011 8:49:11 PM PDT · by libh8er · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Nick Parker
    Jobless single mum Janis, 48, said she was delighted because the council will now have to give her a bigger house.
  • Pregnot: Toppenish High student fakes pregnancy as social test about stereotypes, rumors

    04/22/2011 5:53:46 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | April 20, 2011 | Adriana Janovich
    Gaby Rodriguez would worry whenever anyone asked to touch her baby bump. It wasn't because she felt shy or embarrassed. It was because the bulge -- fashioned from wire mesh and cotton quilt batting -- didn't actually contain a baby. For the past 61/2 months -- the bulk of her senior year at Toppenish High School -- the 17-year-old A-student faked her own pregnancy. Only a handful of people -- her mother, boyfriend and principal among them -- knew Gaby was pretending to be pregnant for her senior project, a culminating assignment required for graduation. "At times, I just wanted...
  • Mr. Olbermann--Sorry We Can't All Be As Perfect As You

    12/02/2010 2:44:17 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 155 replies · 4+ views
    Facebook ^ | Bristol Palin
    Recently, a left wing commentator named Keith Olbermann attacked me for being a spokesperson for abstinence education and for being an Ambassador for the Candies Foundation, which promotes teen pregnancy awareness and prevention education. He went so far as to call me "the worst person" he knows, apparently, for my efforts to educate teenagers about the real world risks of premarital sex. Accusing me of hypocrisy is by now, an old canard. What Mr. Olbermann lacks in originality he makes up for with insincere incredulity. Mr. Olbermann fails to understand that in order to have credibility as a spokesperson, it...
  • Obama administration launches a sex-ed program

    10/27/2010 11:59:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2010 | Rob Stein
    Over the past decade, politicians have battled about how to reduce the teen pregnancy rate: safe-sex vs. abstinence-only sex education programs, even as films such as "Juno" and births by famous teens such as Bristol Palin and Jamie Lynn Spears seemed to make adolescent pregnancies more socially acceptable. At the same time, after declining for years, the teen pregnancy rate increased, but the pace at which teens were having babies appeared to stop falling or even inch up. Now, the Obama administration has entered the politically sensitive debate, promising to put scientific evidence before political ideology. A $110 million campaign...
  • Remains of missing pregnant teen found in Riverside County landfill

    08/07/2010 12:13:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 33 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Aug. 6, 2010 | Alexandra Zavis
    Authorities have found the remains of a missing pregnant teenager at a landfill in Corona, authorities said Thursday. Investigators began looking for the remains of 17-year-old Anyssia Katherine Escamilla in May after her boyfriend admitted that he killed her and dumped her body in the trash. The remains were found Wednesday afternoon, said Sgt. Billy Green, a spokesman for the Fontana Police Department. Crews spent 70 days searching landfills in Rialto and Corona for Escamilla's remains. . .
  • 'Forever 21' launches maternity line

    07/19/2010 9:25:40 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 9 replies
    WABC news ^ | July 19, 2010 | Tiffany Jackson
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The popular teen clothing store "Forever 21" is defending its new and controversial maternity clothing line. The new maternity line is called "Love 21", and many people feel the trendy store for teens is sending the wrong message. The company's vice president says more than 80% of their customers are over 18, and the "Love 21" line is aimed at those older customers. The company also says it is just a coincidence that the maternity line was launched in three of the states with the highest teen pregnancies in the nation.
  • Palin falls short of conservative expectations (Holier-than-thou alert)

    07/10/2010 9:42:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | July 11, 2010 | Stan Giles
    The religious right's fascination with Sarah Palin befuddles me. I just don't get it! Her lifestyle and qualifications fall short of what I would expect the religious right to embrace in a candidate for high office. By way of disclosure, I fit the profile of the religious right - I am a social conservative with strong faith values. Thus when Senator McCain invited her to join his presidential ticket I was open to this unknown outsider, but within weeks I became quite underwhelmed by her candidacy. Yet the religious right mostly went gaga over her, seeing her as a religious...
  • Bristol Palin to make appearance on show ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager" 7/5 8pm)

    06/30/2010 5:47:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 6/29/10 | Verne Gay
    Bristol Palin to make appearance on showTuesday, June 29, 2010 04:13 AM By Verne Gay NEWSDAY Bristol Palin - actress? You be the judge. The daughter of one-time GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is making her acting debut, with an appearance set for Monday on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Bristol Palin will convey a positive message about teen pregnancy. At 19, she might be the most famous unwed mother in the United States. Her son, Tripp, was born in December 2008 (ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston is the dad). "Bristol Palin makes a special appearance as herself as one...
  • More teens using rhythm method for birth control

    06/02/2010 12:51:03 PM PDT · by Fight4Freedom1 · 42 replies · 1,463+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 6/2/2010
    ATLANTA (AP) - A growing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, according to a government survey released Wednesday. The report may help explain why the teen pregnancy rate is no longer dropping. Overall, teenage use of birth control and teen attitudes toward pregnancy have remained about the same since a similar survey was done in 2002. But there were some notable exceptions in the new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. First, about 17 percent...
  • Four in ten babies are born outside marriage in the U.S.

    05/08/2010 6:30:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies · 847+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2010 | Staff
    The number of children born outside marriage in the United States has increased dramatically to four out of ten of all births. Figures show that 41 per cent of children born in 2008 did not have married parents - up from 28 per cent in 1990.
  • More sex education means more teenage pregnancies...always

    02/27/2010 4:00:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 27 February 2010 | Peter Hitchens
    Sex education has failed. So the Establishment decrees that we must have more of it, and in fact that there shall be no escape from it. What I dont grasp is why the people of this country put up with so many separate insults to their intelligence in any given week. And why this particular blatantly obvious sequence comes round year by year and nobody even laughs, let alone draws the correct conclusion. Despite the casual massacre of unborn babies in the abortion mills, and the free handouts of morning-after pills (originally developed for pedigree dogs which had been consorting...
  • Abstinence and the Left (Why does the New York Times hate teen Abstinence?)

    02/12/2010 8:37:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 564+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/12/2010 | Ralph Rector
    Alarmed by a recent well-publicized study showing that abstinence education succeeded while safe sex and comprehensive sex-ed programs failed, the Left has abandoned its abstinence doesnt work claim and drawn up a new line of defense. Consider what the New York Times had to say. According to its editorialists, the newly evaluated abstinence program succeeded because it was freed from the moralistic overtones and ideological restrictions of prior abstinence education. You can bet that anyone who pontificates about moralistic overtones in abstinence education has never held an actual abstinence curriculum in his hands, let alone read one. Why does abstinence...
  • MTV Show 16 and Pregnant Criticized for Not Promoting Teen Abortions

    02/11/2010 3:58:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 871+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/11/10 | Steven Ertelt
    New York, NY ( -- The hit MTV television show "16 and Pregnant" is back for its controversial second season featuring a new slate of pregnant teenage girls and their stories. The network has never been one to shy away from abortion but one pro-abortion blogger says she's upset the show doesn't promote teen abortions. Blogger Jessica Valenti shows just how pro-abortion the pro-choice movement is because she's upset the show isn't promoting teen abortions and, instead, profiles girls who keep their baby."Where are the pregnant teens who choose not to stay pregnant? Where are the abortions?" she complains. "If...
  • Schoolgirls aged just ten falling pregnant

    02/08/2010 1:12:28 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 87 replies · 1,504+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 08th February 2010 | Daniel Martin
    Girls as young as ten are falling pregnant, shocking new figures have revealed. Over the past eight years, no fewer than 15 girls found they were expecting when they were aged just ten. A further 39 found out they were pregnant when they were 11.
  • Thousands of Spanish Catholics march against abortion and gay marriage

    12/28/2009 9:08:30 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 790+ views
    Telegragh ^ | December 28, 2009 | Edward Owen
    At a huge rally in the capital, Cardinal Antonio Rouco, the leader of Spain's Roman Catholics, told protesters the birth rate in Europe will be depleted unless Christian values are maintained.Catholics attended a huge open air mass beside Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.The mass marked the Feast of the Holy Family. But Catholic leaders from across Europe joined their local counterparts and members of the Spanish centre-Right opposition to castigate the socialist government's policies."Europe will be practically without children," warned Cardinal Rouco, 73, the conservative Archbishop of Madrid. "Who denies to defend a human being so innocent and weak, already conceived...
  • Sarah Palin Was 'Devastated' by Daughter's Pregnancy

    11/14/2009 4:50:19 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 70 replies · 3,296+ views
    People ^ | November 14, 2009
    When Sarah Palin found out that her daughter Bristol was expecting a baby, she was doubly surprised the governor of Alaska wasn't even aware that the teen was having sex. "That's why I was so shocked," Palin tells Barbara Walters in a new interview. "Truthfully, we were devastated." In her sit-down with Walters, set to air Tuesday on Good Morning America, Palin talks about her public life and political aspirations during the 2008 presidential election. The former vice presidential nominee's highly anticipated book, Going Rogue: An American Life will be released the same day. Palin's 15-year-old daughter Willow also...
  • Girl, 12, gives birth to baby boy

    11/08/2009 3:59:23 PM PST · by myknowledge · 109 replies · 2,396+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 9, 2009
    A GIRL, 12 who fell pregnant to her 15-year-old live-in boyfriend has given birth to a baby boy. Earlier this year, the NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS) was forced to apologise when it was revealed the girl's father had warned them his daughter was sleeping with her boyfriend at her mother's house. The girl's father told Woman's Day he didn't think his daughter was up to the task of being a mother. "She is only a baby herself and now she's got a baby," he said. "She has no maternal instincts at all. She never even played with dolls...
  • Think only 'their' teens get pregnant? (Susan Reimer Baltimore Sun barf alert)

    11/02/2009 8:49:40 AM PST · by stevecmd · 5 replies · 594+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/2/09 | Susan Reimer
    A report released last week reveals that most of us believe only teens from poor or single-parent families get pregnant. And we are wrong. According to research conducted for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, only 28 percent of those who report having given birth or fathered a child as a teen lived in families with incomes below the federal poverty line.
  • Woman found dead in car was pregnant; boyfriend charged (first degree murder of "unborn")

    10/17/2009 12:35:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies · 1,709+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 10/17/2009 | WILLIAM BENDER & DANA DiFILIPPO
    Selene Raynor, a Philadelphia High School for Girls graduate and an aspiring dentist enrolled at West Chester University, didn't care what anybody thought of her. --snip-- Hart has been charged with murdering Raynor, first-degree murder of her unborn child, and related offenses. Police are tracing the origin of the weapon. Clark said last night that the fatal shooting followed "an argument that was in reference to the pregnancy." He declined to discuss whether Hart was the father.
  • Why Did 1 In 7 Girls Get Pregnant At Robeson High? (Way to go, Chicago!!!!!)

    10/17/2009 4:17:29 AM PDT · by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy · 50 replies · 2,318+ views ^ | 15 Oct 2009 | Kristyn Hartman
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 About one in seven girls at Robeson High School are pregnant. Officials say a variety of factors are to blame. CBS Close numSlides of totalImages Related Slideshows Hollywood's Hottest New Starlets World's Most Useless Facts Hot-Air Balloon Flies Off In Colorado Top 10 Smartest And Dumbest Dog Breeds The Tattooed Ladies of Hollywood Hottest Female Athletes Real Or Fake? Britney Spears, Then To Now Celebs Who Lean To The Right It is a Chicago public school full of energy and spirit. It has about 800 girls, and 115 of them have something...
  • British Schoolboy, Aged 13, Becomes One Of World's Youngest Fathers [43,000 Teenage Moms Each Year!]

    10/03/2009 1:58:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 749+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 03rd 2009
    British Schoolboy, Aged 13, Becomes One Of World's Youngest Fathers DAILY MAIL REPORTER 03rd October 2009 A schoolboy aged 13 has become one of Britain's youngest fathers, it was revealed today. The boy, from Manchester, was 'chuffed to bits' after his 16-year-old girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl this week, according to his family. 'My son is mature for his age and will make a good father. He will make a better dad than most 25-year-old men would,' his father told the Daily Mirror. The young couple's identity cannot be revealed for legal reasons. They are said to have...
  • Teen birth rates highest in most religious states (Due to communities frowning on contraception ?)

    09/17/2009 9:55:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies · 1,563+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/17/2009 | Jeanna Bryner
    U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of teenagers giving birth, a new study suggests. The relationship could be due to the fact that communities with such religious beliefs (a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance) may frown upon contraception, researchers say. If that same culture isn't successfully discouraging teen sex, the pregnancy and birth rates rise. Mississippi topped the list for conservative religious beliefs and teen birth rates, according to the study results, which will be detailed in a forthcoming issue of the journal Reproductive Health. However, the results...
  • N.C. Program Pays Teens to Avoid Pregnancy (Program Successfully Prevents Teen Pregnancy)

    07/17/2009 1:35:12 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 15 replies · 1,448+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2009 | Ashley Wilkinson
    A program operating on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus pays young girls not to get pregnant. Participants in the College Bound Sisters program earn $7 a week to stay baby-free. For 90 minutes a week, the girls learn about abstinence and the use of contraceptives while exploring the benefits of staying in school. The money earned is deposited into a fund and may be retrieved once the girl has enrolled in college. The program, funded by a grant from the state's Department of Health and Human Services, costs about $75,000 a year to operate. A total of...
  • 16 and Pregnant? No Big Deal

    Some statistics: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 86 percent of mothers who give birth out-of-wedlock are teenagers. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, only 40 percent of teenage mothers ever graduate high school; two-thirds of families begun by an unmarried teen mother are poor; and Virtually all of the increase in child poverty between 1980 and 1996 was related to the increase in nonmarital childbearing. So what does MTV do? It shows how cool teen pregnancy is with a new reality series called 16 and Pregnant.
  • 'Condom Cards' Given to Youth to Combat Teen Pregnancy...

    06/07/2009 2:06:01 PM PDT · by TaraP · 32 replies · 1,087+ views
    Boys as young as 12 are to be issued with condom "credit cards" allowing them to pick up free contraception at football grounds, barbers shops and scout huts. Condoms will be distributed at places where boys congregate, to spare them the embarrassment of visiting sexual health clinics or GPs surgeries or facing a shop assistant at a pharmacist's counter. They will be able to collect the condoms by showing a plastic card issued to them after they have attended a safe-sex lesson, according to new government guidance. Boys who take advantage of the scheme will not have to give their...
  • The Teenage Baby Boom In Gloucester, Massachusetts

    05/31/2009 3:10:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 711+ views
    London Times ^ | May 31st 2009
    he Sunday Times May 31, 2009 The teenage baby boom in Gloucester, Massachusetts One Year On: A mysterious spate of teenage pregnancies has shaken up one isolated American town (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Some have blamed the example set by Hollywood for the teen pregnancy spree. Last year, the Nickelodeon star Jamie Lynn Spears (pictured) announced her surprise pregnancy at 16 Caroline Scott The story really began at the monthly committee meeting at Gloucester High, a school in Massachusetts with 1,200 pupils. Around the table, along with the other business of the day school food, parking, litter someone raised the...
  • In Defense of Bristol Palin, Abstinence Spokeswoman

    05/08/2009 3:11:14 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies · 806+ views
    Time ^ | 05-08-09 | Nancy Gibbs
    This message isn't hard; it just isn't as tidy as Just Do It or Just Say No. So Bristol Palin, in all her complexity as target and role model, sitting there with the beautiful baby she wishes hadn't been born for another 10 years, is a perfectly natural messenger.
  • Bristol Palin says abstinence best path for teens

    05/06/2009 9:25:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1,829+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-05-06
    NEW YORK (AP) Unwed mother Bristol Palin said Wednesday that abstinence is a realistic way for teens to avoid unwanted pregnancy a view not shared by the father of her infant son. Palin, the 19-year old daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she wishes she'd waited to have sex. Bristol Palin was in New York Wednesday to help promote National Teen Pregnancy Awareness Day. In the interview, Palin said abstinence is the safest and best choice for teens. "Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only...
  • Bristol makes first appearances for foundation

    05/06/2009 7:36:10 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 12 replies · 937+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | Josh Painter
    Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol is making her first appearances as Teen Ambassador for The Candies Foundation, working to raise awareness of teen pregnancy prevention. She was a guest on ABC's "Good Morning America" (story here and video here), as well as NBC's "Today Show" (story here and video here). The young lady seems to be doing her job for Candies, including dealing with the media, with all the poise and grace that could be expected of an 18-year-old. She will participate in a town hall discussion sponsored by the foundation later today. CBS, feeling left out because Bristol chose...
  • Bristol Palin promotes teen pregnancy prevention

    05/05/2009 9:01:59 AM PDT · by redk · 64 replies · 1,527+ views
    <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Unwed mother Bristol Palin is going to take part in a national campaign to help raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention.</p>
  • Schoolgirl Aged 12 Has Baby Boy After One Night Stand

    04/25/2009 12:47:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 894+ views
    Daily Mirror (U.K.) ^ | April 25, 2009
    Schoolgirl aged 12 has baby boy after one night stand By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 25th April 2009 PREGNANCY: The UK has the second highest rate of pregnancy among under 16s in the world A 12-year-old girl has become one of Britain's youngest ever mums. The schoolgirl, from the South West, was reported to have become pregnant after a one night stand with an older boy. She did not realise she was carrying a child until she started suffering stomach pains and was taken to hospital, where she gave birth. Britain's youngest mum was an 11-year-old from Edinburgh who had a...
  • New abortion law takes effect in Ohio

    04/07/2009 1:32:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 966+ views
    UPI ^ | April 7, 2009 | UPI
    A law that took effect in Ohio Tuesday requires abortion clinics to post signs on patients' rights and allows limited access to clinic records. The law also includes a mandatory jail term of up to a year for assaulting a pregnant woman, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.A lawsuit brought by the parents of a girl who had an abortion at Planned Parenthood in 2004 when she was 14 helped inspire the law and could be affected by it. The girl had been impregnated by her soccer coach, who was seven years her senior.The Ohio state Supreme Court has asked lawyers for...
  • UK: As teenage pregnancies soar, the Government's answer... abortion ads on television

    03/25/2009 11:26:58 PM PDT · by Stoat · 18 replies · 1,014+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 26, 2009 | Sean Poulter
    Abortion clinics are to be allowed to advertise on television and radio for the first time. Condom manufacturers will also be permitted to broadcast advertisements at any time of the day or night. At present they are banned from advertising before the 9pm watershed except on Channel 4, where the cut-off is 7.30pm.The proposals by the Advertising Standards Authority will give Britain among the world's most liberal broadcasting regimes on sexual health services. The watchdog claims it is responding to Government calls for action to combat rising teenage pregnancy.But its plans were furiously condemned last night by family campaigners...
  • New Figures Showing Teen Birth Rate Rise Point to Need for Abstinence Education

    03/18/2009 2:10:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 329+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/18/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- New figures released today showing a record high in the teenager birth rate leads one pro-life women's leader to suggest more abstinence education is needed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released 2007 data today reporting that the number of teen births is at a record high.Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, of Concerned Women for America, tells that the figures point to the failure of comprehensive sexual education and the need for abstinence.With federal and state governments sinking much more money into the more numerous sexual education programs, Crouse says the real culprit for...

    03/12/2009 6:22:14 PM PDT · by yongin · 145 replies · 3,541+ views
    New Majority ^ | March 12, 2009 | David Frum
    The news that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have canceled their engagement doesnt come as very much of a surprise. The arrangement looked from the start like an election-season pretense. With the election decently behind us, the pretense can be dropped. Now Bristol and her baby can recede into private life for the next 3 years or so. But as she goes, Republicans and conservatives need to think seriously about the lesson she has taught us or more precisely, about the illusion she has punctured. Many conservatives carry in their heads a mental image of American society thats a...
  • The Boy Who Became A Father At 12 And Now Calls A Jail Cell Home

    02/20/2009 7:19:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 1,942+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 20, 2009
    The boy who became a father at 12 and now calls a jail cell home By CHRISTIAN GYSIN 20th February 2009. For one man there was a striking feeling of deja vu following the revelation that 13-year-old Alfie Patten had become a father. Sean Stewart was just 11 when he had sex with his 15-year-old next-door neighbour Emma Webster. Nine months later he was given the day off school to be present when his son Ben Louis was born on January 20, 1998 - just a month after Sean's 12th birthday. [pic of Sean} But now, 11 years after becoming...
  • Teenage mother 'told to say 13-year-old Alfie was baby's father to cash in on their story'

    02/18/2009 4:47:16 PM PST · by Drew68 · 28 replies · 2,910+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 Feb 09
    Underage father Alfie Patten is the victim of a scam to make as much money as possible out of media deals, it has been claimed. Chantelle Stedman was told by her mother to say that 13-year-old Alfie was the baby's father so that they could cash in on their incredible story, according to a close friend of Chantelle's parents. Clive Sim, 39, claims that the schoolgirl was ordered to keep quiet about sleeping with other boys so that the 'teenage dad' story could be sold to newspapers for thousands of pounds. Mr Sim,who has known Chantelle's parents for years, said:...
  • Palin's teen daughter wishes pregnancy came later

    02/17/2009 2:28:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 451 replies · 6,144+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17,2009
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Bristol Palin loves motherhood, but the teenage daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she's not getting much sleep these days. Bristol Palin says in a two-part interview on Fox News Channel's "On the Record" that she wishes her pregnancy had "happened in, like, 10 years so I could have a job and an education and be, like, prepared and have my own house and stuff." Palin goes on to say that son Tripp, born Dec. 27, brings her so much joy, she doesn't regret having him at all. She's engaged to the baby's father, Levi...
  • CBS News: Bristol Palin the Face of 'Growing Crisis' Teenage Pregnancy

    01/09/2009 8:10:32 AM PST · by lewisglad · 163 replies · 2,672+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 8, 2009 - 16:51 ET | Kyle Drennen
    In the final half hour of Thursdays CBS Early Show, correspondent Bianca Solorzano reported on an increase in the teen pregnancy rate, using Bristol Palin as an example: "Teen pregnancy was on the RNC platform this year, literally, as Sarah Palin's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, was about to give birth. Jamie Lynne Spears made headlines at 16, not for her acting, but the grown-up, real-life role of becoming a teen mom. These famous faces front a growing problem." A graphic appeared on screen declaring: "Teen Pregnancy: The Growing Crisis." Later, Solorzano explained: "After more than a decade of progress, experts fear...
  • Teen births, Unwed Motherhood, Older Motherhood is UP, Up, Up

    01/08/2009 8:08:38 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 8 replies · 666+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/8/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Teenaged births up of the first time in 14 years. The highest rate of of out-of-wedlock births ever recorded. Lots of older moms. See link for interesting stats: like, August is the month most babies are born.