Movies and media blamed for suspected teen pregnancy pact is

Seventeen high school girls allegedly created a pregnancy pact in Gloucester, Mass.  Although she woudn’t confirm that such a pact to become pregnant actually exists, the mayor of Gloucester, Carolyn Kirk, was quick to lay blame for the creation of such an absurd pact. 

According to Kirk, the movie industry and media coverage of pregnant teen celebrities, like Jamie Lynn Spears, creates a “glamorization of pregnancy,” which ultimately led to 17 girls at one Gloucester high school becoming pregnant; all of the girls are under 16.

Kirk also took a shot at President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, arguing that too much time and money are dedicated to NCLB, leaving little for health programs that might teach young girls about safe sex.

One must wonder if Kirk left those most to blame unscathed. 

What about these girls’ parents? 

Are parents ever to blame for America’s wayward youth?

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3 Comments on “Movies and media blamed for suspected teen pregnancy pact is”

  1. Bobby Says:

    Exactly… the media is always the scapegoat. No one takes responsiblity these days. I wonder if they will praise shows like Baby Borrowers that at least attempt to dissuade teens from early parenthood.

  2. jack rogers Says:

    That kind of praise is not nearly sensational enough to sell, so I doubt you’ll ever see it.

    Excellent point, though.


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