Stick a fork in it. The Pregnant Teen Pact story is over.
Lindsey Oliver, one of the pregnant teenagers in Gloucester, Mass., says there was no pact among the teens to get pregnant. She told Good Morning America today that the 18 pregnancies in the high school are a coincidence. She said she was using birth control when she got pregnant.
She also disputed claims that movies like “Juno” are glamorizing pregnancy. She said the claim doesn’t make sense because the character couldn’t care for her own baby and had to give the child away.
Not that anyone has let the facts get in the way of this story.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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