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Planned Parenthood Blasts Bloomberg’s Teen Pregnancy Campaign

joel191 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:12 PM
People want to spend their money on their own family.. NOT a teenage girl who though it would be fun, or just couldn't wait. Their folks should have spoken clearly.. they apparently did not, or didn't have 'folks' that would speak to them about the issue. BUT... CLEAR AS A BELL.... the solution is not to punish the taxpayers with taxes that support the people who don't do what they are supposed to do as parents, and don't do what they are supposed to do as teenagers. Did you miss the message in high school? They should not be allowed to leave until they sign a contract that indicates they understood they will pay for the cost of the child, and they will pay for the cost of raising the child. And why not get the Parents in this too??
Mike4166 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 1:48 PM
A significant majority of the teenagers who get pregnant are children of single parent homes. Great role model you turned out to be, mom (largely).

Mayor Bloomberg launched an ad campaign Monday targeting teen pregnancy which has escalated into a sharp exchange between the mayor’s office and Planned Parenthood.

The $400,000 initiative features posters of crying toddlers that bear the tagline, “Think being a teen parent won’t cost you?”, “ I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen,” and “honest mom… chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?”

"Dad, you'll be paying to support me for the next 20 years," says another ad. In small print the ads read, "NY State law requires...