@ county mom: "Maybe, just Maybe, if these children didn't get their
own welfare check when they had a baby, there would be a lot less teens getting
pregnant in Chicago?"You're right - it's all about the
welfare check and not about teen hormones at all!If a child is
living at home and the parents are helping to care for the child and the
child's child, the parents' incomes are taken into consideration when
calculating benefits. When a mother applies for benefits for her child, she
must provide the name of the father (if known, if not known there is a whole
slew of other paperwork that must be done so the state can try to identify the
father) and the state then goes after the father to make sure he is helping to
provided for the care of his child.Of course, your idea of not
providing help to the mother and her child and letting them starve or live in
unsafe conditions is certainly more moral than the pregnancy.
Maybe, just Maybe, if these children didn't get their own welfare check
when they had a baby, there would be a lot less teens getting pregnant in
Chicago?Maybe, until a girl is 18 she has to live with her parents because
she is not an adult yet and her child does not bring more money into the house?
And a father has to be produced, and he must pay for the care of the child?I am sure there would be an enormous drop in the teen pregnancy rates!
Disturbing photos,LOL... but as a parent and grandparent of boys, I applaud the
Oh dear, this is an OLD idea. The British dept of health did this in
1970 in a pregnancy campaign.
Teen births down 36% in the last 7 years? Sounds like it may be reaching its
@9mm Given that major religions have abandoned any moral compass in
their relations with there fellow men we do not really have much choice.
When I saw the headline I first thought it was about boys being overweight.
Apparently few people read the articles- they look at the pictures, read the
headline, become indignant and post a comment.@byu rugby- if
you'd gotten to the bottom of the article, you might have noticed that this
ad campaign was developed in Milwaukee in 2006. It sounds as if you simply have
an axe to grind because the President is from Chicago. News Alert: this has
nothing to do with the President. Chicago is trying to respond to a high teen
pregnancy rate, and with all the stuff that floats around TV, the internet,
movies, etc., sometimes the way to get attention is putting something out there
that isn't normally seen- or in other words, shocking. Looks like
it's worked. It's got people's attention. And more importantly,
it's gotten the attention of teens in Chicago.
Just another reason to be proud of Chicago, all it represents, and the leaders
who have spawned from her. If we wait long enough, it will share the same fate
as Detroit. Let's just hope current road cast of the Chicago machine
don't drag the balance of the country down the same rat hole.
The ad is not a bad idea! I think you need to get teens thinking about whose
responsibility a baby is - and its not just a girls, if she becomes pregnant.
Responsibility should happen before sex. I keep coming back to the quote
"Remember who you are!" If you love her or him, they'll wait. If
they respect you - they wouldn't ask before marriage.
Wow. Well it's all about grabbing attention.
A free society will not sustain itself in an immoral society. Morality taught
outside of religion! Truly something strange to behold.
This is truly a disturbing universe.