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  • She Got Pregnant at 18 and Did Something That Today, Few Teens Do

    04/09/2018 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant when she was 18. She had just finished her first semester of college, and up until then, described herself as your typical “all-American girl.”She got good grades, was a member of a sorority, and ran on the track team.When she saw that pregnancy test, “My life is over,” she thought.“I was like, it doesn’t even matter. Nothing matters anymore,” Kelly told The Daily Signal.Kelly, unlike most girls her age, was familiar with the implications of an unplanned pregnancy. In high school, she volunteered at HOPE in Northern Virginia, a nonprofit that creates gift...
  • UK stats: Cut govt sex ed funding and teen pregnancy rates drop

    03/30/2018 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    LifeSite ^ | Mar 29, 2018 | SPUC
    March 29, 2018 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) New statistics show that 21.7% of all conceptions in England and Wales led to legal abortion in 2016. The Office of National Statistics' report Conceptions in England and Wales: 2016 found that the percentage of conceptions leading to a legal abortion in 2016 increased for women in all age groups since 2015, apart from women aged 40 and over. Women aged 30 to 34 years had the lowest percentage of conceptions leading to legal abortion (14.2%) in 2016, whereas women aged under 16 years had the highest percentage (61.5%)....
  • A teen burned, buried her baby? So what?

    08/14/2017 8:25:50 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 19 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 14, 2017 | Ellen Makkai
    Brooke Skylar Richardson, an Ohio teen, landed in court last week for killing, burning and burying her newborn daughter, birthed a day or two after the school prom in May. She pleaded, Not Guilty. No big deal; weve been legally killing kids since 1973. If she hadnt been so distracted preparing for prom, a quick trip to Planned Parenthood the day before would have done the trick with no negative ramifications. What difference does a day make?
  • 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...