Teen Pregnancy Scandal Prompt ‘Sex Talk’ PSA

Published by PETA.

It’s like a plot out of a cheesy Lifetime movie or, better yet, a sleazy episode of Maury Povich’s talk show: Teen Girls Forge Pregnancy Pact. Man, now that would make a great headline. Oh, wait, it is a headline!

Yep, if you haven’t heard yet, 17 Gloucester, Massachusetts, high school students may have formed a pact to get pregnant. And parents say teenagers can’t follow through on anything….

Well, while everyone else is trying to figure out who did what or how or why—or whom, for that matter—we thought it’d be a good time to toss in our own two cents. Obviously, this town could use a little more sex education and a little less scandal ala the likes of Jamie Lynn.

So we thought maybe this sleepy fishing town could use a little “Sex Talk”—PETA style! Our PSA, which highlights the importance of spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted births—will air nationally during CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° show. Take that, unprotected sex!

As ill-conceived as the decision may have been for these girls to get pregnant, they at least had a choice, unlike the countless number of female cats and dogs left unspayed and forced to fend off every male animal for miles around when they go into heat. It’s anything but a good time.

Hopefully, a little national attention will show that it’s about as insane to allow cats and dogs to have litter after litter of babies as it is for teens. And, well, if it reduces the number of teenage girls getting paternity tests on The Maury Show, well, I guess that’s good too.

Posted by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind