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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Okay...

    1. everybody lies.
    2. her actions could lead to valuable insight and (at least for her) a better understanding of young girls in that situation.
    3. if a teen pregnancy ruins an entire family's "good name" then so be it; it's a town full of judgmental idiots, then.
    4. i really, really don't see the big deal here.
    It really isn't that big a deal, just a question of morals. I do find it interesting that you would say if anyone was injured in gaining that information then too bad though....Like I said Ends justifying the means.....Great.


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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It really isn't that big a deal, just a question of morals. I do find it interesting that you would say if anyone was injured in gaining that information then too bad though....Like I said Ends justifying the means.....Great.


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    This experiment doesn't promote a "ends justifying the means" philosophy, I mean how else are you going to get the results of this extensive experiment without you know actually getting pregnant. It's not like there were other options on the table.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It really isn't that big a deal, just a question of morals. I do find it interesting that you would say if anyone was injured in gaining that information then too bad though....Like I said Ends justifying the means.....Great.


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    What I meant was, the boyfriend's family is only hurt if they allow themselves to be. If some judgmental group decides that his family is somehow defective or insufficient bcause he got his teenage girlfriend pregnant then is it really bad for the family, or the people judging them? If somebody judges me negatively for being overweight I don't feel harmed by their judgment. I pity that they cannot see past something so basic and inconsequential.

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This experiment doesn't promote a "ends justifying the means" philosophy, I mean how else are you going to get the results of this extensive experiment without you know actually getting pregnant. It's not like there were other options on the table.
    Sure it does. The above response to which you quoted proves it. Also, this isn't some college class experiment for a psyc class or something, this was a High School Senior.

    Inappropiate at best IMHO.

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sure it does. The above response to which you quoted proves it. Also, this isn't some college class experiment for a psyc class or something, this was a High School Senior.

    Inappropiate at best IMHO.

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    The means wasn't that bad in the first place, and the end was quite interesting. And why is it okay for a college student, and not a high school student? I'm proud of someone doing something creative, and actually thinking outside the box. No one was harmed, no problem.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sure it does. The above response to which you quoted proves it. Also, this isn't some college class experiment for a psyc class or something, this was a High School Senior.

    Inappropiate at best IMHO.

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    Why is it less appropriate than a college class? Hispanic girls and black girls are the most likely to become pregnant before the turn 18. They are also the two groups to be most negatively affected by pregnancy, less likely to finish high school, more likely to live in poverty, more likely to see their children repeat the same patterns.

    This girl went into the thick of things in a very responsible way, when you consider the alternative. She's working with abstinence and sex education programs to try and find solutions to a growing problem, according to one article I read. I don't see many teenagers in her generation with the drive, creativity, or ambition to create and implement a plan so grand and detailed as this. Is it controversial? Absolutely. Is it going to bring about the downfall of society? It may actually slow it, in the long run.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The means wasn't that bad in the first place, and the end was quite interesting.
    Justifying it? Ok, where's the line?

    And why is it okay for a college student, and not a high school student?
    At least in college there wouldn't have to be parental, and Principal authorization to carry out the deception.

    I'm proud of someone doing something creative, and actually thinking outside the box.
    It doesn't take too much creativity to lie.

    No one was harmed, no problem.
    How do you know? Do you know the instance, and all the individuals involved personally?

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Justifying it? Ok, where's the line?
    Depends, life isn't black and white


    At least in college there wouldn't have to be parental, and Principal authorization to carry out the deception.
    What does this have to do with anything?

    It doesn't take too much creativity to lie.
    This isn't lying just to lie, this was an experiment.

    How do you know? Do you know the instance, and all the individuals involved personally?

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    Where did it mention that someone was harmed in the article?
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sure it does. The above response to which you quoted proves it. Also, this isn't some college class experiment for a psyc class or something, this was a High School Senior.

    Inappropiate at best IMHO.

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Note carefully - her mother, boyfriend and school principle DID know it was a hoax for 'research'

    But regardless - I wouldn't tolerate lying FOR my child like the Mom did - I wouldn't put up with the humiliation and scrutiny of FAKING a pregnancy.

    I think what they've done is horrendous - ESPECIALLY because they ruined the boyfriend's good family name through this - the boyfriends parents *didn't know* - Imagine the emotional trauma they went through.

    What a bunch of bull**** - how unbelievably ridiculous that they let her do it. many of girls are REALLY pregnant and can tell you all about it if someone really wants ot know that badly.
    I suppose her next senior project is going to study how everyone treats her upon learning she lied to them?

    I wonder what she has planned after that....a book deal?

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