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pregnancy pact. part of me has died inside

let’s vote. what’s the worst part about this story?

As summer vacation begins, 17 girls (1) at Gloucester High School are expecting babies. … School officials started looking into the matter as early as October after an unusual number of girls began filing into the school clinic to find out if they were pregnant. By May, several students had returned multiple times to get pregnancy tests, and on hearing the results, “some girls seemed more upset when they weren’t pregnant than when they were,” (2) Sullivan says. All it took was a few simple questions before nearly half the expecting students, none older than 16, (3) confessed to making a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together. (4) Then the story got worse. “We found out one of the fathers is a 24-year-old homeless guy,” (5) the principal says, shaking his head.

The girls who made the pregnancy pact—some of whom, according to Sullivan, reacted to the news that they were expecting with high fives and plans for baby showers (6)—declined to be interviewed. So did their parents. But Amanda Ireland, who graduated from Gloucester High on June 8, thinks she knows why these girls wanted to get pregnant. Ireland, 18, gave birth her freshman year and says some of her now pregnant schoolmates regularly approached her in the hall, remarking how lucky she was to have a baby. (7) “They’re so excited to finally have someone to love them unconditionally,” (8) Ireland says. “I try to explain it’s hard to feel loved when an infant is screaming to be fed at 3 a.m.”

while the obvious answer is #5, i’m going with #6. first off, i really dislike showers (baby/bridal) and the image of 15yo girls high-fiving is wholly unnatural to me. which leads me to this …

some questions:
1. do girls high five each other?
2. is a 24-year-old homeless guy actually a college dropout who lives with his mom?
3. and jeez, who’s the girl who had to stoop to the homeless guy anyway?
4. will these boys/man have to pay child support or whatever? maybe some of them were “tricked,” but you still have to be cautious about where your semen goes.
5. have these girls EVER babysat for longer than 4 hours? then they’d know the price of unconditional love.
6. what kind of gifts do these girls think they’re going to get at their baby showers? NONE OF YOUR FRIENDS HAVE REAL JOBS.
7. and lastly, what is wrong w/ people?!

thx shulman for the link

11 Responses to “ pregnancy pact. part of me has died inside ”

  1. Andrew said:

    Thank you for this. Just when I thought my regard for humanity couldn’t sink any lower, you come along and remind me that there really is something below rock bottom. There’s always the 9th circle of hell, I suppose.

  2. jimmy said:

    This happened at a “catholic enclave” (not sure what the means). From sullivan and ireland and gloucester i’m guessing they’re irish based. So a bunch of irish catholic teens are preggers, how is this news?? Stereotyping might not be pc and may be ignornant, but sometimes its right on the money.

  3. alison said:

    i’d say the catholic pregnancy problem/stereotype is more based on the “oops” kind of knocked up b/c they have never seen the pill but have seen porn, and are all like, “wow! i want to try that.” or something about the rhythm method.
    the news is that they actively made a pact. and no one has answered my question about girls high-fiving.

    any catholics want to chime in? if you’re still out there reading this.

  4. Russell Heimlich said:

    Props to the homeless guy. It’s girls like these that keep the stripclubs and porn industry going in America! Wouldn’t life be dull if every girl were smart, responsible, and made the right decisions?

    *High Five*

  5. Maggie said:

    I am Catholic*, and I high five. Maybe there is a correlation there?

    *Somehow I survived my teen years without getting pregnant.

  6. sean dailey said:

    on a somewhat related note, have you seen the previews for that new show on nbc where a bunch of teenage couples get real live babies to take care of for like a month or something?

    what i want to know is, who are they parents who donated their kids for a reality show?

  7. Allen said:

    I vote for #8, in part because I’ve actually heard it offered as a reason for wanting a baby.

    In other news reported today, Jamie Lynn Spears, age 17, had her baby girl today!

  8. Mike said:

    as for number #4 its call welfare… there’s nothing I love doing more than donating my hard earn money to ignorant, immature and lazy* adolescents/people…

    * the girl who got knocked up by the homeless guy

  9. alison said:

    dina lohan.

  10. Rob said:

    That’s the Baby Borrowers. Originally a British show. Sure, they could take my kid for a few days, then I could sleep in!

    These chicks could have benefited from watching something like this.

  11. Maggie said:


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