June 23, 2008

Blaming Hollywood for Girls Getting Pregnant

Have you read about this supposed teen pregnancy pact in Gloucester, MA? In several articles I've read about this craziness people are blaming Knocked Up, Juno and the newest teenage mom herself Jamie Lynn Spears for giving these girls ideas about having babies.

Blaming Hollywood is easy, but there is something way deeper going on here. Note 1: A researcher at the Guttmacher Institute clarifies that teen pregnancy was on the rise before these films were released. Note 2: Gloucester HS prohibits the distribution of condoms contraceptions without parental consent.

Where are these girls parents?