A select group of girls at Gloucester High School decided to make a pregnancy pact. There are 17 baby mamas out there in Gloucester, Massachusetts who decided that they wanted to have a baby to go along with their high school diplomas:
All it took was a few simple questions before nearly half the expecting students, none older than 16, confessed to making a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together. Then the story got worse. “We found out one of the fathers is a 24-year-old homeless guy,” the principal says, shaking his head.
I’m glad I don’t have kids to do ish like this to me. Insanity! Of course, some people will be looking at pop culture (Juno, where art thou?) and the brand new teen mother, Jamie Lynn Spears for making teen motherhood look trenchant and trendy but I don’t.
Unfortunately, these girls live very circumscribed lives (and will continue to do so thanks to their pact). I wish their parents had given them more insight into the world so that could realize they had other choices than to become a mom before graduation.
Pregnancy Boom at Gloucester High [Time.com]