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Massachusetts High School Faces Pregnancy Boom [17 girls entering summer vacation expecting...]
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Posted on 06/19/2008 10:29:24 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Massachusetts High School Faces Pregnancy Boom

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Massachusetts high school is facing a pregnancy boom with 17 girls entering summer vacation expecting babies in what some have called a pregnancy pact.

Officials at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, Mass., are investigating whether half of the teens made a pact to get pregnant during the school year, Time.com reported.

Officials said that beginning last fall a large group of girls started asking the school clinic for pregnancy tests, the site said.

"Some girls seemed more upset when they weren't pregnant than when they were," principal Joseph Sullivan told Time.com.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: ageofconsentlaws; culturewar; education; pact; pregnancy; publiceducation; publicschools; schools; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren; strongseed
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1 posted on 06/19/2008 10:29:24 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

WTH???!


2 posted on 06/19/2008 10:32:43 AM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: Sub-Driver

How does this happen?


3 posted on 06/19/2008 10:34:58 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Sub-Driver
On the plus side... they aren't aborting the babies.

/johnny

4 posted on 06/19/2008 10:35:01 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: showme_the_Glory
How does this happen?

You want the entire technical description with references to birds, bees, cabbages, and storks? I haven't given that briefing in over 20 years.... but I remember most of it.

/johnny

5 posted on 06/19/2008 10:36:36 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Senior girls at Gloucester High School: “All I want for Christmas is a little baby!”

Football players at Gloucester High School: “Here comes Santa Clause, here comes Santa.....”

6 posted on 06/19/2008 10:37:00 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have no scientific evidence, but it seems to me that this whole baby mama phenomenon is becoming very popular in blue collar white communities (like Gloucester). If the girl isn’t going to college, she’s having a baby, no “father” needed. Intentional bastardy aint just for the ghetto anymore...


7 posted on 06/19/2008 10:40:06 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: JRandomFreeper

As I recall, Tab A goes into Slot B.


8 posted on 06/19/2008 10:41:17 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: Clemenza

Clemenza my first thoughts were who is going to pay for this?


9 posted on 06/19/2008 10:41:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I will have something that will unconditionally love me!”

I love that idiotic line teen mothers always try to justify their irresponsiblity with. They confuse love with need. The first couple years of a babies life, its not all about it giving you love. Its about it needing you to feed it, wash it, and take care of it.
translated:
“my parents and the state will pay for all this, and they will do the majority of taking care of it as I continue to go out and party and raise my children without a marriage or good father in its life.”


10 posted on 06/19/2008 10:41:49 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: TRY ONE

If that many girls got pregnant, I’ll bet even the guys in the Chess club were getting laid.


11 posted on 06/19/2008 10:42:20 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Captured terrorists should have a right to choose. Eat the ham sandwich or a bullet in the head.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The “baby daddy” will have any paycheck he earns docked for the next 18 years. This will STILL not be enough, so the taxpayers will effectively be the REAL baby daddy.


12 posted on 06/19/2008 10:43:46 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Knitebane
Arsenio: "So, how did you get started?

Jerry Lewis: "My father jumped on my mother."

13 posted on 06/19/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Sub-Driver

The taxpayers and their parents, ofcourse. If they had to pay the bills themselves, they might of thought twice of letting homeless and careerless people knock them up.


14 posted on 06/19/2008 10:45:10 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2033288/posts


15 posted on 06/19/2008 10:45:55 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Knitebane
I always finished the briefing with an assignment to do a statistical analysis on women that finished school, got married, and had babies (in that order) vs. girls that just had babies.

It was an eye opener for my girls. They finished school and got married before they had babies.

We're waiting on grandbaby #3 now. ;)

/johnny

16 posted on 06/19/2008 10:46:00 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

SEICUS and others push an agenda of telling kids to JUST SAY YES. It is the sex positive agenda at play.

Your tax dollars at work.


17 posted on 06/19/2008 10:46:23 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: Knitebane
As I recall, Tab A goes into Slot B.

Sounds like a high school full of slots.

18 posted on 06/19/2008 10:47:21 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (El Conservo Tribe, tribal name "Avoids Fort Marcy Park". We are so screwed.)
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To: Clemenza

It’s very sad to think these girls think their life is going to be so wonderful with a baby, without a husband.

We’ve become so non-judgemental that we’re not supposed to say anything, or warn girls about getting pregnant and what their life will be like.

The combination of the sex revolution and de-stigmatizing certain behaviors and lifestyles helps lead us to high levels of out of wedlock births.

There was something good about the “old days” when it was expected that marriage, husband, wife, and baby all went together in a package deal. It was better for society and better for the mothers and children to have those societal and cultural expectations.


19 posted on 06/19/2008 10:47:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Clemenza

Hey, just a thought. What are their ages?


20 posted on 06/19/2008 10:48:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: CholeraJoe

That or some guys have several kids by several different girls on the way.


21 posted on 06/19/2008 10:48:15 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: showme_the_Glory

All by the same teacher?


22 posted on 06/19/2008 10:49:04 AM PDT by donna (Just trying to get by without shoving.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You aren’t allowed to ask that question anymore. Minors can now consent. It is like saying that a 20 year old can drink in a bar with his 21 year old friends.

Laws are for little people these days.


23 posted on 06/19/2008 10:49:13 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: Sub-Driver

Related Story: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2033288/posts


24 posted on 06/19/2008 10:50:29 AM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
The proper response to this would require a PhD dissertation. However for those of you reading this who have teenage daughters and want some unprofessional advice, here is one thing you should do.
Get rid of your Cable TV or Learn how to censor (not a bad word for teenagers) about a third of the Entertainment Shows. Some suggestions: MTV (the absolute worst), VH1 (same as MTV), The E-Channel, Others too many to mention. These show are ABSOLUTE POSION! They convey a very toxic message to young teenage girls. The damage that these programs do is not to be underestimated. They are a very powerful cultural force on young impressionable minds. Again I could write a huge essay about this but now is not the time to do it and there are many out there who are far better at this than me. This is very serious.
25 posted on 06/19/2008 10:51:34 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
It’s very sad to think these girls think their life is going to be so wonderful with a baby, without a husband

Have you seen the Moveon add where the girl with a baby tells McCain he can't have her baby? No man is even hinted at. It is HER baby. No man in the commercial, no wedding picture on the wall. It is the baby daddy ad.

26 posted on 06/19/2008 10:55:11 AM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, educate, then opinionate.)
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To: weegee
Minors can now consent

In most states, minors have always been able to consent.

27 posted on 06/19/2008 10:56:58 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Sub-Driver
Gee, they teach kids in school that sex is fun, that you should experiment with it married or no and that there are all kids of ways to get around the 'consequences.' Then, when something like this happens, all the adminstrators stand around wringing their hands saying, "how could this have happened?"

The people running our schools are by-and-large complete idiots.
28 posted on 06/19/2008 10:59:00 AM PDT by Antoninus (Every second spent bashing McCain is time that could be spent helping Conservatives downticket.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Spent a few days in Gloucester last summer, waiting out some weather on a sailing trip from Maine to CT. One evening while we were there I went to a local restaurant. I was leaving the mens room walking a few feet behind two well dressed young ladies, probably high school age. They were discussing another individual and the language they were using would make a sailor blush. Dirt bag was one of the kinder phrases used, and they were local judging by their accent. So this Gloucester story about HS pregnancies doesn’t surprise me.


29 posted on 06/19/2008 11:01:07 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Soliton

It’s the “it takes a village” feminist agenda to parent hood that Hillary loves to push. No father or marriage needed. Just a sperm donator, lots of taxpayer funded welfare to pay all the bills, her parents to take care of it, and making sure you prime the children to do the samething when they get to be the same age.


30 posted on 06/19/2008 11:03:10 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well here in Austin, one of the high schools - Johnston High is being closed and reopened under a new name because of low grades and students failing the TAKS. The district GUARANTEED that the daycare would be open for next years classes.
31 posted on 06/19/2008 11:03:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I never waste my time drilling down more than one layer to get relevant details of any story.

At the link given, I notice a very crucial, if subtle omission:

The ages of the (pregnant) girls is deemed irrelevant.

Boggles the mind.

32 posted on 06/19/2008 11:05:08 AM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I thought the Moveon baby daddy add was kind of odd coming right after Obama did his father’s day speech.

My son pointed out that had there been a father in the add, the gay and lesbian community would have been upset about Moveon promoting an outmoded family stereotype.


33 posted on 06/19/2008 11:06:31 AM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, educate, then opinionate.)
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To: Clemenza
If the girl isn’t going to college, she’s having a baby, no “father” needed. Intentional bastardy aint just for the ghetto anymore...

Empowered, I might add, by you and me.

Politicians don't spend their own money in do-goodism; they spend ours.
And then they act surprised at the mounting anger, for perpetuating another dependency welfare generation.

34 posted on 06/19/2008 11:07:36 AM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: showme_the_Glory
How does this happen?

I can provide a demonstration if you wish. Provide me with a hotel room and a willing young lady and set up a date.

35 posted on 06/19/2008 11:09:50 AM PDT by RonF
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To: CholeraJoe

The A/V squad still got shut out of the free for all lovin!


36 posted on 06/19/2008 11:12:14 AM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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To: BluH2o

Gloucester: For the people not classy enough to live in Fall River (Massholes should get the joke). ;-)


37 posted on 06/19/2008 11:12:39 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hasn’t anybody ever heard of BIRTH CONTROL?


38 posted on 06/19/2008 11:13:59 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam. TWP VRWC)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

This is in Gloucester MA. I just pray that non of these girls give birth to LOBSTER BOY!!!


39 posted on 06/19/2008 11:14:48 AM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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To: Clemenza
Gloucester: For the people not classy enough to live in Fall River (Massholes should get the joke). ;-)

Or Brockton....

40 posted on 06/19/2008 11:18:12 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: Clemenza

Those of us that lived in Peabody would go and stare at the Gloucester people. Small hands, smell like cabbage!
(Just kidding Gloucester people)


41 posted on 06/19/2008 11:19:01 AM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The earlier two articles mentioned the “pact” as a fact. They even gave the reason as “having someone to unconditionally love you.”


42 posted on 06/19/2008 11:21:14 AM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: donna
All by the same teacher?

LOL.

43 posted on 06/19/2008 11:23:19 AM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Clemenza

The father, in at least one case, was a homeless 34 year old.


44 posted on 06/19/2008 11:23:27 AM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: CholeraJoe
If that many girls got pregnant, I’ll bet even the guys in the Chess club were getting laid.

Nah. The whole darn school could be getting pregnant, and those guys would still not be getting any.

After all, we ARE talking about the chess club. LOL.

45 posted on 06/19/2008 11:25:44 AM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Ingtar
Correct, and as we were discussing on a related page, it was a combination of an odd sexual fetish ("oooh, it would turn me on SO much to get knocked up by a dirty, filthy homeless guy) and the fact that he was easily available and wouldn't be around to cause trouble. Of course, he won't have a paycheck to be docked for child support either.
46 posted on 06/19/2008 11:29:43 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: garyhope

I thought they were supposed to be taught that in our public education system - don’t tell me they let us down - again. I guess they just need more taxpayer dollars........

(sarcasm)


47 posted on 06/19/2008 11:32:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver
My mother would say they are living like animals, which they are.

17 yrs ago I worked at a Public Health Dept. issuing WIC vouchers and doing paper work for the clinic. We had an alraming rate of teen girls getting pregnant, to the point that the middle school RN was bringing girls in on family planning day to get them on the pill. (We'd usually see them in a couple of months for a pregnancy test) One teen told me "my men's need my sex and it's gooooood". Others couldn't abstain long enough for the pill to take effect and many others wanted a bi racial baby cause "they are sooo cute!".

I resigned my job about the time I was enrolling 1-2 13 yr old girls on WIC a week. The 'fruits' of all the pregnancies are now my daughter's peers. So, in some cases, I've watch two generations of teen moms haughtily step onto the public dole.

Parenting begings the day you bring them home from the hospital...no later.

48 posted on 06/19/2008 11:35:09 AM PDT by sweet_diane ("They hate us cause they ain't us." RTR!)
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That’s nothin! A few years ago at one of the local schools here in NW Arkansas the entire senior class graduated with a bad case of the big belly.


49 posted on 06/19/2008 11:42:26 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

That is, the girls only! The boys graduated with big smiles on their faces!


50 posted on 06/19/2008 11:43:15 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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