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Planned Parenthood claims a New York City -- campaign on teenage pregnancy misses the mark.
The campaign includes posters like this when that reads honestly mom chances are he won't stay -- you what happens to me.
The New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says the campaign makes it clear that.
There's a lot at stake when it comes to deciding to raise a child.
But the folks at Planned Parenthood say the -- show fear based messages.
Trace Gallagher on this that it -- campaign is blocked.
Yeah that's -- because Mayor Bloomberg says this is a -- -- that need to be talked about and this is one way to get people talking about the issue if you showed right there the city is coming out the number of different posters are putting up in shelters and subways and and and areas with a high teen pregnancy rates some of them say like this one showing young toddler I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school could you had me as a -- another.
Has little girl with the caption there I've got a good job I cost thousands of dollars each year the mayor is also using stats like children born to teen moms or nine times.
As likely to be pour and twice is likely to end up in jail here's the New York department of social services was.
We wanted to have the discussions and make sure that people understood.
The outcomes for children are born into the households that are -- These poor people are married whatever job before they graduate high school are not great they're not good at all.
And we want that -- clear to -- MP.
New York teen pregnancy rate has gone down 27% over the past decade -- but it's still well above the national average not often you find Mayor Bloomberg Planned Parenthood on opposite sides of an issue you know.
-- but they're butting heads on this what I mean Planned Parenthood is very angry about this campaign saying the -- got -- backwards that it's not teen pregnancy that causes poverty but actually poverty that leads to teen pregnancy.
And that shaming people is not the way to get results issuing a statement that reads in part quoting here.
Teenage parenthood is simply not the disastrous and life compromising event these ads portray.
It's time we focus on the root causes rather than point fingers at teen parents.
And their children they say the city's money spent on this campaign some 400000 dollars would be better spent on sex education.
Birth control and health care -- Trace Gallagher live -- thank you.
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