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 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.
The pregnancy rate ... is four times higher than the previous year, and officials were shocked to learn that men in their 20s had fathered some of the babies, Time.com said.
"We found out one of the fathers is a 24-year-old homeless guy," Sullivan told Time.com.
Okay, the problem:
1. Teenage girls getting together and deciding that they want to have babies.
2. Adult males taking advantage of this easy sex from girls too young to have a grasp of what they're doing.
Now, how do you think the school is responding?
A. Getting mental health counselling for teen girls, to address why they would seek early pregnancy.
B. Increased reporting of suspected statutory rape to authorities to prevent not just additional pregnancies but additional sexual abuse.
C. Involving the parents.
D. Agitating to throwing confidential birth control at the kids.
If you guessed D, then you've obviously been paying attention. The answer to everything from statutory rape to unrealistic teen expectations is to pass out condoms and birth control pills to kids who aren't even motivated to use them in the first place.
The Gloucester baby boom is forcing this city of 30,000 to grapple with the question of providing easier access to birth control, something this largely Catholic enclave is slow to embrace, the site said.
Nurse practitioner Kim Daly administered 150 pregnancy tests to students by May, prompting her and the clinic's medical director, Dr. Brian Orr, to lobby for the prescription of contraceptives regardless of parental consent.
How is continuing to keep parents in the dark going to stop girls from deliberately getting pregnant to any man willing to pay them a little attention?
These girls want to get pregnant. Increased access to birth control will not address this. But it will fatten the coffers of the Pill-pushers.
Is there anything that these people won't try to turn into an argument for inserting a wedge between vulnerable teenage girls and their parents?