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MTV: Maternity Television?

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Are stretch marks the new music videos of MTV? This weekend, "Saturday Night Live" spoofed MTV's trend of teen-pregnancy programming. Check it out ....

How do you feel about the new MTV trend of programming about pregnant teens? Is it teaching our teens a lesson, or making teen pregnancy more acceptable?

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Katie November 16, 2010, 6:46 AM

Maybe a little bit of both, which I don’t think is a bad thing. I would always prefer a girl choose life over abortion and while that does remain her choice if she knows her parents are going to flip out it doesn’t make her choice any easier. Anyone involved should remain supportive and realize that mistakes do happen. That being said any girl who watches this would be crazy to think that if she winds up pregnant by her baby daddy that it’s going to be happily ever after. Even if they do wind up staying together, which very few teen parents do, it’s obvious the road ahead is incredibly hard, and thats if all parties involved remain supportive. The life she was living is gone in the blink of an “i don’t like condoms” or “i didn’t think it would happen to me”.

Anonymous November 16, 2010, 11:51 AM

I have never seen a program that glorifies teen pregnancies MORE than 16 and Pregnant and teen mom. These girls have an over-abundance of help, their own apartments, free or practically free childcare, go on dates, hang out with friends. Their babies are like their “cool” handbag accessories.

I want to see a realistic show that shows how hard it is to for a teen to actually have a baby and have to care for it themselves. Or better yet, show the realistic option of abortion.

rachat de credit February 19, 2011, 11:42 AM

Conseils tres interessants. A quand la suite?

Uk 106 April 10, 2011, 6:21 AM

Great post, props to you for showing the initiative to put your ideas down

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