Friday, June 20, 2008

REALLY?!?!

Ok, I heard about this at work today and let me just say this really upsets me.

Apparently there are a group of girls (under the age of 16) who made a pact to get pregnant. The article says that many of these girls have low self-esteem and wanted to create a pact to all have babies together and raise them together. Currently there are 17 girls who are pregnant at this high school. Apparently, one girl even got pregnant from a 24 year old homeless guy. Click here for the full story.

I have to tell you this really upsets me. These kids, because that is what they are - KIDS, have NO idea what it takes to raise a child and the responsibility, time & money it requires, it was just something “cool” to do. I understand accidents happen, but to intentionally make a pact with a group of girls to bring LIFE into this world when you have no money, no education, no real support is just plain foolish.

Yes I know they are young but I believe we are not being hard enough on the youth today and they get away with SO much….where are the rules and where is the enforcement from the families for these rules. I think that society now views having a child at a very young age and out of wedlock as a fad. Now like I said, accidents happen or some people just don’t want to get married and I understand that. However I feel that for the past couple years the latest “fashion accessory” in young Hollywood is a baby – ridiculous.

I take the idea of having a child very seriously and it is something that when we are ready I will not go into lightly and it pisses me off to see young people out there having kids b/c it would be something fun to have, or to dress up, or because they see all the attention the magazines give young girls who have kids…and think “that would be cool”.

I truly wish these girls all the best b/c their life just got or is about to get so hard. I truly hope this fills whatever it is they feel like they are missing in their lives and that they finish school and make a good life for their child. But it makes me sad to think that these young girls are going to miss out on some of their most carefree days of their life b/c they made the decision (without an ounce of logical thought) to take on this tremendous responsibility of bringing life into this world.

8 comments:

  1. Oh Nadja - sorry I didn't see you posted this story as well.

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  2. I'm with ya, sister.

    I'm upset about this for so many reasons. As someone close to infertility, I can't even begin to explain how this makes me feel. There are people who try for years and years and go to great lengths to get pregnant and these girls are being so flippant about it. ARG.

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  3. I heard about this story this morning and it makes me sick to my stomach!

    My question is, how in the world are there 17 girls in one school stupid enough to go along with this ignorant plan??? I mean there is always a bad apple in the bunch but 17? That is unbelievable to me.

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  4. Maddening. Those poor, poor children.

    It's irresponsible and disgusting.

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  5. I saw this story this morning as well. I can't believe it! I guess they're thought is they will go on welfare and WE will pay for their babies. It makes me sick. And they say we shouldn't talk about birth control in high school?
    Babies: the new chihuahua.

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  6. Oh crap. I just posted this too. We triple dipped this story.

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  7. i saw this and thought: Where are the parents? What the HELL is wrong with these people?

    I heard that these kids think it's glamorous to have babies and baby showers. Oh and at this school, sex ed ends after freshman year. I think they need a refresher.

    I find it appalling. They're also "blaming" it on Jamie Lynn Spears, Ashlee Simpson and "Juno". Seriously.

    This is why birth control should be handed out freely in schools.

    It's just sick...

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  8. I heard about this story and nearly shit bricks. These girls are completely stupid. There's no way around it; they are 100% dumb. There are so many people I have encountered in the past couple of years who just do not seem to understand the consequences of their actions. When you have a child, it is for the rest of your life. Once that child is 18, you don't cut them out of your life; that person is dependent on you forever. Good job!

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