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Old 11-08-2009, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by dcashley View Post

Instead of getting pregnant do this:
1. Go to school.
2. Study.
3. Become a Registered Nurse or a Teacher.

UM OK... SO WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR EDUCATION??? Pregnancy does not get you fat, kids dont make you look old and they dont cost a lot of money! and yes do something with your life while having kids cause honestly your not only doing it for yourself but your doing it for them. wake up and relaize what the freak you just said! I had twins when i was a teen and another shortly after, graduated high and now college in spring... so ummm yea kids have nothing to do with what you do with yourself! to me you just dont like kids and want nothing to do with!

Old 11-08-2009, 10:33 AM
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Excuuuuse me but I really get sick of people babying their offspring into their twenties and thirties. I joined the Army at 17 and was a Sergeant before my 19th Birthday. I also had a wife and child by that time. Yes it was rough but life is. But this idea that every one needs to go to college and go into debt so that they can use their degree to work at SLAVEMART is ridiculous. Struggle is the essence of life and the sooner you get to it the better
Old 11-08-2009, 11:31 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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The whole issue would be moot if our society would get up to speed on the idea of people having control over whether they have babies or not.

Maybe there should even be a 12 month warranty. If you don't like it, take it back.
Old 11-08-2009, 12:01 PM
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I think almost everyone agrees that teenage pregnancy is a bad idea. If that is the case why does it continue in the USA at such phenomenally high rates? Most importantly what can we do about it?

I advocate: 1. Sex or reproductive education starting at fifth grade.

2. Free contraception

3. After school programs to give adolescents something positive to do.

4. Adoption counseling when prevention fails.

5. Abortion services for all who will not benefit from or utilize the first
four alternatives.

What I do not advocate and have difficulty supporting are all the programs that seem to encourage teen pregnancy and parenting. I've seen special schools for young mothers, AFDC, public housing--in which they are a priority, Medicaid, parenting classes etc. All this assistance is meant to prevent babies from being harmed and it helps accomplish this end. The same programs unfortunately act as an incentive to some to become teen mothers

I do not advocate just dumping teen mothers on the street. If they absolutely will not take advantage of alternatives, something has to be done with them. But where are their parents and where is the responsibility?
Old 11-08-2009, 12:28 PM
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I really don't see any pro . It pretty much limits the mothers life from then on to a very high per cenatge . Most of the pros sighted are more personal proebem that are rarely really solved and lead to other more seriosu probem usually.Children are not dolls or pets. In times past it was common but that was when adulkthood datrted very early as well as total self reliance and male children were valued because they provide help on the farm etc.Now days most children a a libilty into their 20's with modern society.Efen then single parents were even at a bigger disavantgae;then we are talking married in their teens with a husband to suport them and tteens that had responsibities of adults and able to handle it.
Old 11-08-2009, 07:40 PM
Location: Houston/Heights
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It is my thoughts, that if there were better TV programing, there would be less pregnancys, across the board. You know what they say about idle hands.
Old 11-09-2009, 04:14 AM
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Um....I'm not tracking.....

What possible "pro" could there be to teen-pregnancy?
Old 11-09-2009, 08:29 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by Happy Cells View Post

What possible "pro" could there be to teen-pregnancy?
Well, what possible "pro" cold there be to pregnancy at any age? In what way would that 'pro' not be applicable to teens?
Old 11-09-2009, 09:35 AM
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Thanks for telling me that Teen age sex was to "fill a void". I had never figured that out.
Old 11-09-2009, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BORGUSX View Post


-The baby can fill the void of the teenage mother
-The baby can be someone to keep the
That is not the job of a baby....to fill voids and be entertainment or something to do.

Any person who gives this as a pro has proven they are not ready to be a parent. It's not about the needs or desire of the birth parent...it's about the kid- their needs...which in this case the parent would be too selfish to care for.
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