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    Default Teen Pregnancy Shaming in NY ads

    You really need to click on the link to see the posters, plus the story is short.

    Teen pregnancy "shaming" campaign slammed by young parents - Your Community

    Do you feel the ad campaign could be an effective one in the prevention of teen unwanted pregnancy or do you feel it is unfair to specifically target teens?

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    I think they re aiming it at the wrong population....kind of late to shame teen parents when they have the baby already.

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    So teen parent includes 20, 21, and 22 year olds?

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    First we teach people that children don't matter, that they can have sex whenever they want, just abort it.. it is no big deal.. Then we wonder why we have so much teen pregnancy.. ROFL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    First we teach people that children don't matter, that they can have sex whenever they want, just abort it.. it is no big deal.. Then we wonder why we have so much teen pregnancy.. ROFL
    What? I am sorry but I don't understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    First we teach people that children don't matter, that they can have sex whenever they want, just abort it.. it is no big deal.. Then we wonder why we have so much teen pregnancy.. ROFL
    I don't know anyone who teaches their kids to have sex willynilly because abortion is no big deal. I would say that most of us (even those who are pro-choice) would prefer that our children have sex with loving partners when they understand and are old enough to deal with the potential consequences of being sexually active. Most of us also acknowledge that getting an abortion is a big decision and a big deal. Being pro-choice doesn't really translate to "throw your genitals at strangers" as a parenting philosophy. Although I'm not sure what slagging on pro-choice parents even has to do with this debate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    First we teach people that children don't matter, that they can have sex whenever they want, just abort it.. it is no big deal.. Then we wonder why we have so much teen pregnancy.. ROFL

    My goodness! Is this a common way your friends raise their kids? No one in my circle of their friends or in my parents circle/my childhood friends was/is raised this way. Heck, 100% of my graduating class went to college, no one was off having babies and stuff.

    You seem obsessed with abortion. Did you ever have one?

    I don't know how I feel about the campaign. I expected it to show the teen itself, not the child. I was relieved to see that it didn't show the teen, as I was worried that it would show overweight teens Kidding!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    First we teach people that children don't matter, that they can have sex whenever they want, just abort it.. it is no big deal.. Then we wonder why we have so much teen pregnancy.. ROFL
    This confuses me as well. Who is teaching their children that? And why is that so hilarious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I think they re aiming it at the wrong population....kind of late to shame teen parents when they have the baby already.
    I think the campaign is meant to make teens (girls in particular, which I'm kind of offended at) think twice about having sex (at least, unprotected sex) before they wind up with a baby, absent baby daddy, etc. But you're right about the teens who are already parents being shamed by the campaign, even though it's too late to target them. No poster with a crying baby is going to deter an already teen parent more than their own daily struggles and circumstances!

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    Back to the OP - I don't think I like the ad campaign. I get what they are trying to do, but...it rubs me the wrong way. I guess I'm not a huge fan of "shaming" in general.
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