A baby isn’t a bargaining chip. Having a child with someone doesn’t increase your chances of having that person stick around. Having a baby with a guy means doesn’t mean you’ll cement him to you. Think twice…and again.
The nation with the highest adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the industrialized world has not figured out how to meet the educational needs of pregnant and parenting teens. In fact, we’re going the other direction – gutting the too-rare programs that have developed to meet the unique needs of teen parents.
As amusing as the Sarah Palin family circus may seem to gleeful liberals, there is something sad about it too. How many lives have been ruined by the kind of high-minded, impractical approach to sex that Sarah Palin’s party pushed?
There’s something appealing about Tyra Banks’s non-nonsense approach to Levi Johnston: she’d make a pretty good big sister, if a bad sex ed teacher.
Spain to liberalize abortion laws; anti-choicers target state funding for Planned Parenthood; Brazil shuts down websites selling misoprostol; medical records follow Phill Kline to Virginia; Sarah Palin silent as National Abstinence Education Association criticizes Bristol; men’s reactions to abortion.
In a stroke of media mastery, Bristol Palin harnessed the Palin family-doting Fox News last night to announce a powerful message for policy makers: abstinence only is “not realistic.”
An entire country is outraged over a very young father. Instead of looking for someone to blame, we should all realize: abstinence-only has failed young people.
Bristol Palin tells Fox News: abstinence isn’t “realistic,” teen parenting isn’t something to “strive for,” and having her baby Tripp was her choice, not her mother’s.
Britain’s 13-year-old father is a textbook example of why we need to rethink sexuality education standards.
Recent public displays of contraceptive failure by girls of
visibility and means gives the misleading appearance that teen
motherhood might be a lifestyle upgrade.