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Trouble in the Nanny State

Anonymous2884 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 8:19 AM
I don't understand this link between poverty and teen pregnancy; what does being poor have to do with being too stupid or lazy to take advantage of all the birth control offered to you? Is it possible that you can be so poor you can't afford free stuff? Perhaps it's more likely that you just don't care, because Uncle Sugar will give you the free stuff anyway if you become pregnant, and what's one more thug in the oven? Your contribution to the betterment of society? Oh, wait, I know! You had unprotected sex because you were too poor to afford free birth control, and too poor to go to the mall?
Peter841 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:46 AM
The saying in my teenage days is that while your having sex, the girl should hold an asprin between her knees.
Larry in Texas Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:25 AM
Rewarding stupidity begets more stupidity.
Lars795 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:07 AM
To poor to understand that employment doing anything is better than a 16 year job taking care of a child beginning when your 15. You want to change it, before these teen mothers, or any mothers, can receive social benefits from getting pregnant they need to identify the father, and today it can be confirmed. The father can suck it up and work or work in a "chain gang" to support their kid. They either do that or they become unwilling eunuchs!
traitorbill Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 8:57 AM
If teen pregnancy and poverty go together, why does the government focus only on the poverty and not morality?

If you're the government, and believe it is acceptable to hand down a 16 trillion dollar credit card debt to your children, believe in partial birth abortion, and homosexual marriage, maybe you would want to shy away from-as pelosi called it-the "conscience thing."
wiseone Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 8:25 AM
They're not too to poor to go to the mall. That's where they meet the guys they hook up with and who subsequently knock them up.
rickmcq Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 8:32 AM
That is also where Air Jordans and assorted bling is sold.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 8:23 AM
Too poor to keep your legs closed?

Like the proverbial monkey typing for infinity and getting Shakespeare, Mayor Bloomberg's obsession with reforming New Yorkers' health has finally produced a brilliant ad campaign.

Posters are popping up in subway stations and bus stops giving statistics about teen pregnancy that show cute little kids saying things like, "Honestly, Mom ... chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?" and "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen."

(Based on a recent CBS report, the kid could add, "Then again, I'm in the New York City public...