Gloucester is a city on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the U.S. It is part of Boston's North Shore and has a population of approximately 30,273.
Teen girls at a Massachusetts high school may have made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together, according to a published report.
The Time Magazine report said that this school year, 17 girls from Gloucester High School became pregnant. The school, which has about 1,200 students, usually has about four pregnancies a year.
School principal Joseph Sullivan told Time that half of the girls confessed to the pact.
Sullivan said that school officials' suspicions were raised when more girls than usual turned up at the school clinic requesting pregnancy tests. Some of the girls "seemed more upset when they weren't pregnant than when they were," said Sullivan.
None of the pregnant girls is over the age of 16. Some of the fathers are students at the same high school. However, Sullivan said that one of the fathers is a believed to be a 24-year-old homeless man.
That's just Skanky!
Gloucester, a small town of 30,000 people located about 50 km north of Boston, is staunchly Catholic. The Time story reported that in the wake of the rash of pregnancies, school health officials wanted to be able to dispense birth control pills to students. However, some parents protested that plan.
The school has an on-site daycare to encourage teen parents to stay in school.
The story is gaining some attention just as teenage pregnancy issues are coming to the fore in popular culture. The recent independent film Juno featured a wise-cracking teen who gets pregnant after having sex with her boyfriend for the first time. And Britney Spears's 17-year-old sister, Jamie-Lynn, gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday morning.
So what do you sum this up to? Parenting? The Lack of Sexual Education from schools and parents? Stupidity?
Yeah I can't wait to see how many of these idiots start second guessing having a kid when their V-Holes are being ripped apart by a big bald head with snot and blood shooting everywhere. And if that doesn't give them a wake-up call that they made a very stupid decision for their ages, the fact that the rest of their lives will be devoted to taking care of a child they brought into the world and now missed out on a lot of things they could have been doing in their 20's will.
Not that I'm saying having children at a younger age is a bad thing... but when you're not even hitting 16 years of age and having one because everybody else is doing it, sure isn't the brightest thing you're going to be remembered for.
There's going to be a lot of screwed up parents and even more screwed up kids in the next coming generation..... oh boy, I can't wait......