Thursday, December 20, 2007

I Wonder Why Teen Pregnancy is Up...



Everybody in the media is astounded that teen pregnancy is up for the first time in 15 years. I think that we have the sparkling examples of moviestars to thank. These are people that young girls idolize, and now more than ever before, having a baby is cool. They should really consider how they are affecting the lives of these girls and lead by example. I realize it's their decision, but really?

Here are the women we look up to, all pregnant out of wedlock:

Angelina Jolie
Halle Berry
Nicole Ritchie
Amy Adams
Jaime Lynn Spears
Jessica Alba
Katie Holmes-Cruise
Selma Heyack
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Keri Russell
Helena Bohnam-Carter
Charlotte Church

5 comments:

lyn. said...

Very wise and perceptive observation, Whitney! Have you thought of running for president when you get older?

brandon & brittany said...

sheesh. i know, the family unit is crumbling. most of these women will probably separate from their partners, get new ones, have more babies...they'll all have like 3 children, and all from different daddies.

Jessie Evans said...

My heaven's, it's so true. We wonder why all these girls are getting knocked up, then you open the glossy pages of any national magazine and you see the subliminal message that pregnant is the new thin.

Melissa Jane said...

you spelled there wrong...you said there decision...should be their decision...hehe

Anonymous said...

I understand your argument Whitney but these stars are adults and have the ability to make their own decisions. They may have many young girls looking up to them but they have the right to lead their lives as they wish. I'm a teen and I love a lot of those actresses but I have the common sense to be responsible when I'm intimate. I'm not just going to jump up and get pregnant because Angelina Jolie is!! Girls today need to be more responsible and they need to learn for themselves. Also parents need to teach and stress to their children the responsibilities of adulthood. Most of the teens who become pregnant at a young age didn't have the appropriate guidance and that's why they fell into such a loop.