Almost 13 percent of girls at Chicago public school pregnant

One in eight. One in eight girls at Robeson High School in Chicago are pregnant. Out of 800 girls in the school, 115 of them are … pregnant. What the heck is going on in Chicago?

From CBS 2 in Chicago

It is a Chicago public school full of energy and spirit. It has about 800 girls, and 115 of them have something in common – something you might find disturbing.

All those young ladies are moms or moms-to-be at Paul Robeson High School. It’s not a school for young mothers, it’s a neighborhood school. And all of the pregnancies have happened, despite prevention talk.

chicago-pregnancyPlease click here for video from CBS 2. I guess this is hope and change – maybe they think Obama will take care of everything … but to be honest here, the report does not ask the important question … What was the previous pregnancy rate at Robeson High School?

Has there been an increase in pregnancy rates in Chicago in general?

In April of 2006 – more than three years ago – the Chicago Public School system implemented a new sex-ed policy.

Epic Fail.

The Board of Education of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has taken a big step to standardize and improve sexuality education in its schools. On April 26, 2006 the board voted unanimously to approve the Family Life and Comprehensive Sexual Health Education policy, which will require schools to teach comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education programs in grades 6–12.

Students and youth leaders affiliated with the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), who had been working to improve and shape sexuality education policy, celebrated the decision. “We believed that the entire school system needed to make a commitment to providing life-saving information to Chicago schools, so we took our cause to the top,” said Mayadet Patittucci, a senior at Curie Metropolitan High School. Patittucci and other students organized two rallies in August 2005 and again in December outside the district’s administration building that lead to meetings with CPS administrators and a hand in crafting the new policy.

The new policy calls for a curriculum committee to design a program that will provide students with “age-appropriate and medically accurate information concerning the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and social responsibility aspects of family life.” In particular, the curriculum will emphasize abstinence as the “expected norm” but will also include instruction on contraception, STD and pregnancy prevention, and HIV transmission.

Here is a direct link to section 704.6 of the Chicago Public School Policy Handbook, Family Life and Comprehensive Sexual Health Education [PDF], and a quote from the policy text.

“Family Life and Comprehensive Sexual Health Education” is an educational program or course that provides age appropriate and medically accurate information concerning the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and social responsibility aspects of family life. The program or course includes, but is not limited to such topics as sexual abstinence until marriage, informed decision-making, and the prevention and control of infection and disease. In grades 5 through 12, the program or course shall include instruction on the prevention of pregnancy through the use of medically recommended contraceptives, and on transmission and the prevention of most sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, through the use of medically recommended protective/barrier methods. It shall also include instruction on the potential emotional and psychological consequences of preadolescent and adolescent sexual intercourse outside of marriage and the consequences of unintended adolescent pregnancy, financial responsibility owed to children born in and out of wedlock, laws relating to sexual relations with children under the age of 18, appropriate action in response to sexual harassment or assault, responsible parenting and respect for all persons.

3 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    There is no shame in a world of moral equivalency.  Where there used to be shame, there is now rewards from the state: i.e.  Massachusetts will give girls a virtual free ride if they are single mothers.  Some achieve notoriety on television: watch the Morey Povich television show, where he has made a career out of doing DNA test on girls that have so many lovers, they don't even know who the father(s) of their children are.   Marisol, a girl from somewhere in southeast Massachusetts (a deep blue state by the way), has been on the show NINE times, and has yet to track down one or more of the daddies!!  And given all the lip service liberals give to sex education, these girls don't even  use any form of birth control.


    Maybe chasing down the fathers and making them pay is one way to put a stop to this.

    • thomas_shawn
      thomas_shawn says:

      Looks like they are starting to dabble in abstinence education.  We're becoming a nation of bastards, literally.  While I applaud the young women for not murdering their babies via abortion .. for their own health .. young city dwellers, white, black, male, female .. need to restrain themselves.  Poverty is misery and there's virtually no excuse for it in this country, it is manufactured, you gotta work at it: blow off school, create illegitimate children, engage in drugs, reject God, embrace this rotten culture.

      They should let the stupid white suburbanites specialize in that.


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