Of all the stupid things teenagers do, this is by far the dumbest. A group of 17 teenage girls at Gloucester High School -the oldest being 16- made a pact to get pregnant and raise their children together. If you read the article on msnbc and other articles concerning this issue, it will seem as if these girls became pregnant because they thought it was "cool." One girl even paid a 24-year-old homeless man to get her pregnant.
Some say that the pregnancy of Jamie Lynn Spears is what inspired these girls "This trend was highlighted Thursday when Britney Spears' 17-year-old sister Jamie Lynn, star of Nickelodeon's popular TV show "Zoey 101," gave birth to a baby girl, according to People magazine." They also say that movies like Juno and Knocked Up helped inspire these pregnancies.
Truth of the matter is, is that "Birth rates for teenagers aged 15 to 17 rose by 3 percent in 2006, the first increase since 1991, according to preliminary data released in December by the National Center for Health Statistics." Meaning that this trend started way before any obvious forms of pop-culture could've effected them.
It's just mind boggling how ridiculous these actions are. Why the heck would a bunch of teenage girls get pregnant? It cannot possibly be TV. TV doesn't make it sound easy one bit (and I watched Gilmore Girls where mom & daughter ended up having it really good). I mean, seriously. what the heck is wrong with people these days?
I'm going to be frum and blame moms for not spending enough time with their children. Darn working moms! If they only paid attention to their young instead of sticking them infront of TV's and allowing the schools to be the only forms of education, these retarded teens wouldn't be- as retarded-!