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Mayor Said There's No Evidence of Pregnancy Pact

Mayor Said There's No Evidence of Pregnancy Pact

Seventeen swelling bellies aside, the Mayor of Gloucester, Carolyn Kirk, said that there is no evidence of a pact between the pregnant students of Gloucester High School as reported by Time. And, believes that the spike in pregnancies, which is more than four times the normal number, is similar to what's happening in other cities. Despite her claim, an Associated Press report said that some students and residents aren't buying into that belief. It said:

Gloucester resident Annette Dion, a 45-year-old private music teacher, said school and city officials should have done more to find out whether the girls truly made a pact to become pregnant. She said denying such a pact existed is "pretty naive."

Do you believe there was a pregnancy pact?

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mazdagirluk mazdagirluk 9 years
I agree K is for Kat! I don't get it - Girls saying the didn't have access to birth control - where are their DOCTORS? I never got BC from my school. And they should be willing to talk to their parents if they need to get BC from their doctor. There are other methods of BC besides abstinence and young adults need to be educated about them. Obviously abstinence was not interesting to them! :)
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 9 years
I firmly believe that Time sensationalized the heck out of this story. Even if there were some sort of pact, it's been reported by almost every local source to have been been between 2-4 girls, not all 18 like Time made it seem.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
"Also heard one of the pregnant girls complain that "there was no access to birth control" um, yes there was, its called keeping your legs closed missy." Caterpillar, I couldn't have said it better myself!
foxie foxie 9 years
Um.. there absolutely IS evidence. 17 girls are pregnant, one allegedly so desperate to conceive that she had sex with a HOMELESS man, and the school staff says there was a pact. Sounds like evidence to me. Was anyone else really disturbed during the interview with one of the pregnant teens?? The man interviewing her was like "Wow, so this controversy must have really put a damper on what should be an extremely happy time in your life." Being a pregnant teenager should NOT be a happy time. I can't believe how downright gushy the interview was. There is nothing cute about teenage pregnancy.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I heard some girls on GMA this morning talking about "well the younger ones who are pregnant made a pact to help eachother out and they think thier babies will grow up to be best friends" I also heard a teacher talk about how alot of the girls think having a baby will give thier life "purpose" Also heard one of the pregnant girls complain that "there was no access to birth control" um, yes there was, its called keeping your legs closed missy. sounds to me like these girls were left out of the loop when it came to parents informing them about sex and its consequences.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 9 years
was there a pregnancy pact? who knows. someone should ask one of the girls so this silly debate can end. it seems to me that the 'elders' of this religious community are coming undone with their issues of shame and embarassment.
stephley stephley 9 years
"Any planned blood-oath bond to become pregnant — there is absolutely no evidence of," The mayor's kind of narrowed the definition of pact here, hasn't she? Who cares if there was a definite blood-oath bond? Does that in any way make this less of a problem? It does sound like these aren't totally accidental pregnancies, even if they're more like 'it's okay to be sloppy with birth control, we can handle any pregnancies together' deals.
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