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Teen pregnancy posters criticized by Planned Parenthood
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Planned Parenthood of New York City says a new campaign targeting teenage pregnancy stigmatizes teenage parents and their children.
It says the posters, unveiled this week, ignore the racial, economic and social factors that contribute to teenage pregnancy. One poster shows a crying baby and text that reads: "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen."
The mayor's office responded to the criticism, saying it was "past time" to be "value neutral" about teenage pregnancy. It said it was important to "send a strong message that teen pregnancy has consequences" and that they are extremely life-altering.
According to officials the numbers are going down but there are still 20,000 teen pregnancies every year.
Authorities hoping those at risk are the very ones reading these ads.
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