it’s important to keep teens informed about risks of pregnancy, ways to prevent
pregnancy, and challenges they will face if they become pregnant. On the other
hand, teens should know what resources are at their disposal during pregnancy and, at least as important,
that choosing life is the right thing to do. We need to consider both pregnancy
prevention and pregnancy support.
when they want to keep their teen from engaging in sex (often with good
reasons) but also want their teen to know how to be safer if the teen does decide to have sex. Finding that balance isn’t always straightforward, but it’s still necessary.
pregnancy prevention program in which ads will be displayed in subways and bus shelters citywide. The HRA site says:
HRA’s new Teen Pregnancy Prevention campaign shows the high costs teen
pregnancy can have for both teen parents and their children. The campaign
features ads with hard-hitting facts about the money and time costs of
parenting, and the negative consequences of having a child before you are
don’t seem concerned with how this affects the abortion rate. HRA intends these ads to be preventative, but how do they look to a teen who is already pregnant, or has already gotten someone pregnant?
from under her. She’s completely frightened, and unsure where to turn. Will these ads encourage her to choose life?