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For The Pro-Choicers Who Loved The Movie Juno

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[Welcome, Village Voice readers. Would that we were rightbloggers; that's a political spectrum I could grow to love -- lambert].

How do you like those choices in real life?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7464...

US probes teen 'pregnancy pact'
Gloucester Massachusetts High School

Officials in the US state of Massachusetts are investigating how 17 teenage girls from the same school have become pregnant.

The number is four times as high as the year before at Gloucester High School.

There are reports that some of the girls - none of whom is older than 16 - entered into a pact to have their babies together....

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Submitted by BoGardiner on

Although the linkage to the movie is not there yet statistically,

"Birth rates for girls aged 15 to 17 rose by 3% in 2006, the first increase since 1991... Landry cautioned against attributing the pact or the worrying statistics to Hollywood..."The trend emerged before those movies,"...

it sure seems common sense that films like Juno will play a role in this ominous trend.

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Submitted by scarshapedstar on

This post led Roy Edroso to peg us as "rightbloggers"(!).

But I still believe
And I will rise up with fists!!

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Submitted by BoGardiner on

Truth Partisan,

Turns out we've been fooled by the media yet again. Gee, what a shock.

The asshole principal, Joseph Sullivan, apparently gave the "pact" theory to the media without basis.
http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2...

Although I remain concerned with glorifying teen pregnancy and demonizing abortion excessively, girls should NEVER be slandered to make this point in too sweeping a fashion, ESPECIALLY not IDENTIFIED girls. Far too many of these children are the victims of inhuman pressure and inadequate education to be blamed. This utterly infuriates me. Sullivan should be fired.

(But yes, it's quite hilarious to find us listed as a rightwing blog. Nuance is not a strong point with the Villagers.)