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Posters on Teenage Pregnancy Draw Fire
NY Times ^ | March 6, 2013 | Kate Taylor

Posted on 03/13/2013 7:28:00 PM PDT by Bon of Babble

The curly-haired baby looks out from the poster with sad eyes and tears dripping down his tawny cheeks.

“I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen,” the text next to his head reads.

In another poster, a dark-skinned little girl casts her eyes to the sky and says, “Honestly Mom ... chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; zerocare


1 posted on 03/13/2013 7:28:00 PM PDT by Bon of Babble
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To: Bon of Babble; Morgana

Let me guess, promoting abortions?


2 posted on 03/13/2013 7:33:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bon of Babble

Golly...If Obama had a grandchild, he could look like either one of those.

And he’d gladly kill it


3 posted on 03/13/2013 7:35:23 PM PDT by digger48
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To: GeronL
"“It’s not teen pregnancies that cause poverty, but poverty that causes teen pregnancy,” she said. "

Riiiight.

4 posted on 03/13/2013 7:35:40 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of fools; there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

lol

Why don’t people admit that sex causes babies?


5 posted on 03/13/2013 7:37:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Actually, Planned Parenthood is horrified by the campaign. Probably because it might mean fewer abortions for them to make money on. Not that they’d ever admit it.


6 posted on 03/13/2013 7:38:14 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of fools; there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: GeronL

“Let me guess, promoting abortions?”

Couldn’t read the fine print of what they were promoting. It’s not a bad idea though of promoting resonsibility and keeping your knees together either from a childs point of view


7 posted on 03/13/2013 7:38:18 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Bon of Babble

“Teen” pregnancy is not the issue. Out of wedlock pregnancy is the problem. My mother married at 18, fresh out of high school, she was barely 19 when my older brother was born 11 months later. She was still 19 when my big sister was born less than 11 months after that.

We all graduated high school, and none turned juvenile delinquint. Sheesh!


8 posted on 03/13/2013 7:38:20 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Past Your Eyes

doesn’t seem to be promoting abstinance if they don’t associate pregnancy with sex instead of poverty


9 posted on 03/13/2013 7:39:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Figment
the text doesn’t seem to be promoting abstinance
10 posted on 03/13/2013 7:40:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Poverty causes pregnancy? I thought sex caused it. Silly me.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 7:42:04 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: GeronL

If Government really cared about public health, it would discourage anal sex.

Post this fact on an article about Bloombergs soda ban and watch the hate.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 7:42:25 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: GeronL

“Why don’t people admit that sex causes babies?”

Who told you that?


13 posted on 03/13/2013 7:43:35 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: Bon of Babble

And now this commercial break, brought you by a people, who gave you the holocaust. The Culture of Death Inc.

Our motto: “l’enfer, c’est les autres” Jean-Paul Sartre


14 posted on 03/13/2013 7:49:39 PM PDT by notted
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To: Lurker

We’re not supposed to talk about how sex has consequences. If ads like this cause people to think twice, it would be good.

But, the thought should be NOT to do certain things if you are not ready to be a parent. If our amoral society sends a message to just abort consequences if they happen, that’s not good.


15 posted on 03/13/2013 7:50:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bon of Babble

And now this commercial break, brought you by a people, who gave you the holocaust. The Culture of Death Inc.

Our motto: “l’enfer, c’est les autres” Jean-Paul Sartre


16 posted on 03/13/2013 7:52:15 PM PDT by notted
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To: Bon of Babble
What happened to “ I made a mistake, but I'm going to provide the best life I can for my baby?”

Instead, we have baby pictures, telling the unwed mother that all is doom and gloom. Yes, ok, there is gloom, perhaps a bit of doom..but that's LIFE!

17 posted on 03/13/2013 7:55:54 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

It’s a rumor going around on the internet


18 posted on 03/13/2013 7:57:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Check Snopes. Has to be another one of those crazy urban legends.


19 posted on 03/13/2013 8:00:50 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: Bon of Babble

If Planned Parenthood is against these posters than they must be great.

And if Planned Parenthood is against these posters, I am ALL FOR These posters!


20 posted on 03/13/2013 8:05:32 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If there are any Christian leaders remaining in the Black community they would take this opportunity to talk to teens about why God’s law warns them not to engage in sex until they are married adults and ready and able to support and raise their precious children. It’s not because God is a prude or mean. It is because that is the way His creation was designed to operate in a loving and abundant way and that is what He wants for every one of them and created them to be.

Teen moms and their children really have a hard time and to say so is not being mean. Parents who have been through it should want to warn young people how hard it is and that they should wait until they are married. To say that gay sex produces an abundent amount of disease and short lifespan, is not mean to say either.

The truth is hard to face for all of us at times, but it is the opposite of being mean. We have to plow through the extra obsticles in life when we make poor choices. But children should be warned about the school of hard knocks that comes with America’s social freedom to chose and liberalism’s advocacy of social and moral ignornance and self destruction.


21 posted on 03/13/2013 8:33:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Dr. Sivana
“Teen” pregnancy is not the issue. Out of wedlock pregnancy is the problem.

I agree 100%. In my (Orthodox-Jewish) community, many girls marry as young as 18 and become mothers right away. They have lovely kids, wholesome homes.

Age of mother is not important. It's level morality & maturity.

22 posted on 03/13/2013 8:43:38 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: GeronL

Why don’t people admit that sex causes babies?”

Great question. But your answer is obviously too simple and makes way too much sense to satisfy the libs. Look at all the articles that would not be written and all the causes that wouldn’t be funded by our tax dollars.

I grew up on a farm so knew all there was to know about the entire process from the time I was a small child but I was raised during a time when absolutely nobody used the “sex” word or ever talked about body parts. When I was about 14 my adoptive father took it upon himself to tell me that one day very soon I would probably begin to have a different kind of “itch that I would want to scratch but I should wait until I got married”. Still have to laugh when I think about our discussion.

I had talks with my kids and now my own grandsons that are much more frank and explicit and with the grandsons it always ends with “do not ever unzip that zipper unless you are ready, willing and able to accept responsibility for raising a child”.


23 posted on 03/13/2013 8:58:19 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Lurker

>> Poverty causes pregnancy? I thought sex caused it. Silly me.

“Honey, we’re overdrawn. Still have that headache?”


24 posted on 03/14/2013 2:42:56 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
"“It’s not teen pregnancies that cause poverty, but poverty that causes teen pregnancy,” she said."

Actually, the cultural factors that are the major cause of poverty generally correlate with a high incidence of teen pregnancy.

25 posted on 03/14/2013 2:50:53 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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