What a World

There are so many stories to come back to and comment on, but this one has to be at the top of the list. No it isn't an international crisis, but it's certainly shocking and worth talking about.

The statistic would break down to 13% of the school's female population is pregnant. While that doesn't seem like a huge percentage, we are talking about girls in the age range of 13-18. Planned Parenthood won't be putting this school on their brochure covers.

The article reported that media outlets and bad parents are to blame. Well, that's certainly a start. But I wouldn't put the media before bad parents. It should be the other way around. Bad, lazy parents are the bain of our society. Entitled kids, flippant kids, irresponsible kids, cheaters, all products of terrible parenting. On top of that, when those same kids run to the next available semi warm body called a television, they get their values there from shows such as Friends (which I love but know is fiction) where characters sleep around without consequence.

This is a terribly sad story that will most likely be handled even more terribly by government paid bureaucrats and burned out teachers. God help us.

Is it any wonder that kids end up pregnant when "school officials are not sure what has caused so many pregnancies?" Let me clue  you all in....when a man and a woman...yeah....babies happen then geniuses!!

In the words of The Soup host Joel McHale, "Dear Santa, I've been a very good kid this year. This Christmas I want a new culture."

Posted by Portia at August 23, 2005 04:48 PM | TrackBack

That's a staggering 1 out of 7 girls.

Waaayy too much unsupervised time on their hands and not enough homework, sports, church, community service...

Posted by: Dee at August 23, 2005 05:03 PM

It would be interesting to see what they actually teach in that school's health department. What ever it was it seems not to be working.

Posted by: the Pirate at August 23, 2005 07:23 PM

I'm sure they are telling the kids that "Safe is Sexy"

Posted by: MacStansbury at August 23, 2005 08:45 PM

Except that it doesn't appear anyone played it safe.

Posted by: Portia at August 26, 2005 09:16 AM

It's not merely a lack of quality parenting or culture in general that leads to this high pregnancy rate. And I sure as hell wouldn't blame government schools (they can barely teach kids how to read, I don't think they'll ever be able to teach anyone how to live).
I can't help but think it is the lack of male parenting that specifically leads to this.
How many 13-18 year old girls get pregnant when they have a protective father; even if he is a shitty parent. I would guess that it is less than 13%

Posted by: penxv at September 10, 2005 12:36 PM