Shameful NYC Teen Pregnancy Ads

On March 4th, The NY Daily News posted an article on its website by Erin Durkin titled “SHAME CAMPAIGN: NYC ad campaign on teen pregnancy marshals crying babies.” The article discusses the New York City Human Resources Administration’s new Teen Pregnancy Prevention campaign, which has featured ads that display the consequences of teen pregnancy. These ads are meant to send a message to teens to avoid pregnancy by clearly stating the consequences of having children at a young age. One of the ads state, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen.” Other ads aim to get teens thinking about child support, the cost of having a child per year, and what happens after the young couple separates.

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