Gloucester, Massachusetts has seen a dramatic increase in teen pregnancy. Seventeen girls apparently made a pack to become pregnant many of them under the age of 16. Ok so I really could care less, until I read the following statement in the above linked article:
"At the very least these men should be held responsible for financial support, if not put in jail for statutory rape as the mayor has suggested," Greg Verga, chairman of the Gloucester School Committee, told Reuters in a telephone interview.”
The men responsible should not be held accountable for statutory rape charges but only financially responsible are they serious! All I have to say is Genarlow Wilson. Here was a young man that engaged in consensual sex with a 15 year old and was given a 10 year prison sentence and a child molester tag. Some of the men in the pregnancy pact are as old as 24 HELL YES their asses should receive the same treatment that a promising student like Wilson received.
Update 6/23/2008 Apparently the pregnancy pact may prove false (still trying to find a story to substantiate this claim; if anyone finds it please send me the link). I suppose there is a bright side to this story being false. Such as, the girls did not jointly take part in group ignorance.
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