Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 2:04:33 AM
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: The Great Depression
It has recently been noted that there has been a remarkable depression in the amount of teen pregnancies. What with 16 and Pregnant and all the other shows involving teen moms, how is it a surprise?
Shows and movies that depict the struggles of the teenage parent do not encourage teens to have children. I mean, if some adults cannot handle it, what makes them think they can? In my opinion, I think that teenage pregnancy is not something to approve of. Babies are for people who can properly take care of and love them. Sadly, love isn’t the only thing small humans need. They require food, warmth, cleanliness, a home and many other things teens cannot give them. As teens, we are responsible for learning to become adults so that one day, when we are ready, we can teach our children. If a person is merely a teen and thinks they are ready for that kind of responsibility, it is obvious to me that they are not.
I am a strong nonbeliever in teen pregnancy. Recently, I visited a restaurant where my waiter told me that the first girl to be pregnant during his school days was in the seventh grade. Tell me, do you honestly think that child was ready for a child of her own? Certainly not… Well, at least I know I wouldn’t be. In the seventh grade, I was hardly mature enough to read Twilight. I am just being honest.
Now, you are probably thinking to yourself, “the Great Depression... What does that have to do with teen pregnancies?” Please, allow me to explain myself. During the depression there was an astronomical decline in the business area of the country. Let us pretend that the pregnancies represent the economy during that time period. Both went down, which is why I related the reduction of teen pregnancies to the Great Depression. Though, during the actual Great Depression, everyone is sad and poor… Now everyone is happy and poor! The reduction of teen pregnancies is something to admire. Slow clap for all the young ones out there that realized being a teenage parent really isn’t something to pride yourself on! If only everyone else realized it along with them.
I am glad, though, that teen pregnancy rates are going down, that’s very promising. Perhaps one day they’ll be almost nonexistent! These are high hopes for the teens of America, but with a little fairy dust and a dream, we can achieve it. We could always make more shows and movies about teen pregnancy. That seems to be working so far. As for myself, I can promise all of you sweet Americans, that until I am financially stable, married, and able to care for my offspring, I will not be giving birth as a teenager. You are welcome. I invite all teens to join me in this baby-less childhood, embracing what little time I have left as a teen. Childhood only comes once, and it abruptly ends because you began another child’s childhood, do not I did not warn you. Kids, wait to have babies. That is my advice to you all. Down with the teen pregnancy rate!