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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    This may have already been pointed out but I love this quote by Gaby's mother "It's nothing but positive from here on out." Ya sure about that Big Mama?

    BTW, I feel she could have at least let the boyfriends parents in on the big lie out of respect. But that is just me.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    I faked pregnancy for a school assignment but it got nowhere fast. I'm glad she had better luck with it.

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    That's pretty awesome, she did a great job, and in the spirit of the internetz:

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    That's pretty awesome, she did a great job, and in the spirit of the internetz:

    I learned how to post pictures by replying to you and discovering your secret code. I could have made the best fake pregnant person EVER! People would be all "look at that pregnant person. I'll bet the baby will be beautiful."

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    There's this:
    * Black women have the highest teen pregnancy rate (134 per 1,000 women ages 15–19), followed by Hispanics (131 per 1,000) and non-Hispanic whites (48 per 1,000).
    * The pregnancy rate among black teens decreased 40% between 1990 and 2000 compared to an overall national decline in teen pregnancy rate of 36%.

    To View this Resource: Facts on American Teens' Sexual and Reproductive Health


    Also this:
    In 2009, a total of 409,840 infants were born to 15−19 year olds, for a live birth rate of 39.1 per 1,000 women in this age group.1 Nearly two-thirds of births to women younger than age 18 and more than half of those among 18−19 year olds are unintended.

    And this:
    http://www.prcdc.org/files/Latina_Teen_Pregnancy.pdf (Too much text to copy/paste)

    There's a pretty big problem with hispanic teens and pregnancies. This girl went to a school with an 85% hispanic population. The likelihood is that many of those girls will become pregnant before they reach 18. Perhaps her "inside story" without the baby will help? Then again, perhaps not...but I'd rather her try and fail than not try at all.

    I am not disputing that, or those studies....I want to see this girls study that this stunt produced. You seem to think that it is the be all and end all in all of sexual education studies ever. So, produce it so we can see the magnificence of its splendor, and how worth it it all was to upset the people she did with this....

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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.
    Don't we have plenty of girls that are really in that situation to ask?
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am not disputing that, or those studies....I want to see this girls study that this stunt produced. You seem to think that it is the be all and end all in all of sexual education studies ever. So, produce it so we can see the magnificence of its splendor, and how worth it it all was to upset the people she did with this....

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    HER study is not finished. I never said this will be the "be all, end all" of sex ed studies. I said what she's doing is creative and unique and worth considering when our only widely accepted methods of preventing teen pregnancy AREN'T working.
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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.
    Only thing wrong about this is that the boyfriend's parents didn't know the truth. That was a horrible decision to make. I blame her mom and the principal for that part of it, though. They should have known better than to put other parents through the mill like that. I'm kind of ho-hum about the brilliance part. Girls have been lying about being pregnant forever. The fact that she's being chased by morning shows is a pretty good reason why I don't watch them. Maybe she'll write a book. Or a great Master's thesis. As for the standing ovation, kids will applaud anything.

    Hopefully, the boyfriend did tell his parents on the QT. That part was just plain mean.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am not disputing that, or those studies....I want to see this girls study that this stunt produced. You seem to think that it is the be all and end all in all of sexual education studies ever. So, produce it so we can see the magnificence of its splendor, and how worth it it all was to upset the people she did with this....

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    A lot of psychology studies (which I'm not saying this one is, it seems to be just a school project) involve lying to the participants - if we tell them what we want to know, it would likely cause some bias in the studies. Or Medical studies - we don't give placebo to subjects and tell them that it's placebo. Some psychology studies will also upset some people because of the nature of the experiment. I say a lot of those experiments are worth it to advance our knowledge.

    To teach your children to never lie is a disadvantage to them. Sometimes lying is kinder than telling the truth and sometimes it's neccesary and a lesser evil. Better to teach them to learn right from wrong, so they know when it's okay to lie and when it's not.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Don't we have plenty of girls that are really in that situation to ask?
    People don't seem to care about what those girls have to say, it takes a "stunt" to get people's attention.
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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