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Friday, Dec 7, 2007, 1:53 pm

Highly Terrified About Contraceptives…

By Jarrett Dapier

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...And Therefore Became Pregnant.

Teen pregnancies are on the rise for the first time since 1991. Here's the link to the New York Times report on the matter. A Heritage fellow, Valerie Huber, stated this teen pregnancy business is not a-cuz of abstinence-only education, dammit, "this is all part of a coordinated plan by historic opponents of abstinence education." An impressively swift reply to the report transmitted to us here on Earth via satellite from Amalthea, the third-closest moon to Jupiter, where Huber's recently taken up residence.

Speaking of teen pregnancy, did you ever see The Education of Shelby Knox on PBS?

Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.

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