Family planning is a good thing - when pregnancy rates fall so do abortion rates - so the zealots who are against all birth control might want to pay attention to this.
Some cite more effective contraceptives and straight talk in schools. Some point to the stigma of abortion and even the long economic slowdown.
For Jasmin Robinson, a Lee’s Summit West High School senior, it was a health course that gave some classmates artificial infants to carry around. They wailed and needed changing at the worst times.
“It’s this huge hassle that’s so annoying. You just knew, I’m not ready to have kids,” Robinson said.
For Trevor Wright, a 2014 graduate of the Barstow School, MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and other reality shows presented such gritty portraits of kids raising kids that he joined a national group of teens that met with Washington lawmakers to push pregnancy prevention.