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Scoot: Are You Shocked by New Teen Pregnancy Rate?

If a new study showed that teen pregnancies had increased and hit an all-time high, I guarantee you there would be talk show hosts, politicians and religious groups that would use the new information to condemn sexual content in music videos, song lyrics, on TV and in movies for the unacceptable increase in teen pregnancies.  There would also be the regular chorus of voices proclaiming that teenagers today are reckless with their sexual activities and do not think about the consequences of their behavior.

Well, here is the shocking headline: "U.S. teen pregnancy rates hit an all-time lowwith all ethnicities!"

Media reaction to these new statistical facts will not equal the reaction if the facts had shown an increase in teen pregnancies.  This again reminds us that the media and talk show hosts are driven by controversies that fit preconceived opinions rather than the truth. In fact, the new report indicates the percentage of pregnant teenagers was higher in 1946 than it is today!

There have been numerous campaigns promoting the need for the distribution of free condoms to teenagers.  Recently, Dr. Rebecca O'Brien, the lead author of a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence said free condoms should be available everywhere and not just in healthcare settings – including shopping malls – all in an effort to combat teen pregnancies.

Apparently, condom availability is not an issue.  It should also be pointed out that if teen pregnancies have hit an all-time low at a time when the popular rhetoric focuses on blaming entertainment for the alleged increases in teen pregnancies, then we can logically conclude that it's just that – rhetoric rather than reality.

Negative news always attracts more attention than positive news and the new report showing teen pregnancies hitting a new low will further demonstrate this media tendency.  The media is a function of society, which is made up of humans, so it is not entirely the media's fault.  Human nature is more to blame.  We are more fascinated with negative news than positive news.  If your neighbor is caught having an affair, that will probably generate more buzz than if a neighbor's teen makes the honor roll at school.

I may be the only one in the media who will recognize that today's teenagers should be praised for the teen pregnancy rate reaching an all-time low, but my fear is that only if the opposite were true would there be a loud response to the report.

The new report showing the decrease in teen pregnancies does not mean too many teens are not still being reckless with their sexual behavior, but the facts should denounce the propensity to quickly blame entertainment and outside influences for teen pregnancies.

Teen pregnancies and even unexpected adult pregnancies have so much more to do with personal accountability than sex in entertainment or the lack of free condoms for teens.  The downfall of American society is led by the deteriorating respect for personal accountability.  If something, or someone else is always to blame for bad decisions, then everyone feels better about themselves.  But the failure to acknowledge personal accountability has continued to contribute to a feel-good society that is blameless.  When blame is not accurately placed – the problem can never be fixed.

However, if there would be criticism of teens if the teen pregnancy rate had hit a new high, then isn't it only fair to give positive reinforcement to teenagers who have pushed the rate of pregnancies among their peers to a new low?

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12/06/2013 11:02AM
Scoot: Are You Shocked by New Teen Pregnancy Rate?
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12/07/2013 12:20AM
The economic costs of slùts ... hooking up ....
12/07/2013 12:22AM
Obama encourages promiscuous sex and underage drinking ...
12/07/2013 12:26AM
Homosexuals die much earlier than heterosexuals
and have significantly higher rates of suicide, rectal cancer, liver cancer, HIV and other infectious diseases than heterosexuals. An Oxford University study found that men who have engaged in sodomy by the time they’re 20 have about a 50 percent chance of living to be 65.
12/07/2013 12:28AM
A University of Pennsylvania study found that 95 percent of
A University of boys sexually abused for pornogrâphy, prostitution or trafficking are molésted by homosexuals. In one study, 86 percent of convicted child molésters said they were homosexual or bisexual.
12/07/2013 12:35AM
The Cleveland Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
found that because of anal intercourse, “up to 55 percent of homosexual men with anorectal complaints have gonorrhea; 80 percent of the patients with syphilis are homosexuals. Chlamydia is found in 15 percent of asymptomatic homosexual men, and up to one third of homosexuals have active anorectal herpes simplex virus. In addition, a host of parasites, bacterial, viral, and protozoan are all rampant in the homosexual population. The CDC reports that hepatitis A among homosexuals is on the rise in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. One study found gay men in comparison to heterosexual males made up a disproportionate number of new hepatitis cases: 68 percent in San Francisco, 78 percent in New York City, 56 percent in Toronto, Canada, 42 percent in Montreal, Canada and 34 percent in Melbourne, Australia.
12/07/2013 12:42AM
Men having sex with other men leads to greater health risks
than men having sex with women1 not only because of promiscuity but also because of the nature of sex among men. A British researcher summarizes the danger as follows: “Male homosexual behaviour is not simply either ‘active’ or ‘passive,’ since penile-anal, mouth-penile, and hand-anal sexual contact is usual for both partners, and mouth-anal contact is not infrequent. . . . Mouth-anal contact is the reason for the relatively high incidence of diseases caused by bowel pathogens in male homosexuals. Trauma may encourage the entry of micro-organisms and thus lead to primary syphilitic lesions occurring in the anogenital area. . . In addition to sodomy, trauma may be caused by foreign bodies, including stimulators of various kinds, penile adornments, and prostheses.”2
12/07/2013 12:44AM
Furthermore, ejaculate has components that are immunosuppressive.
In the course of ordinary reproductive physiology, this allows the sperm to evade the immune defenses of the female. Rectal insemination of rabbits has shown that sperm impaired the immune defenses of the recipient.5 Semen may have a similar impact on humans.6 The end result is that the fragility of the anus and rectum, along with the immunosuppressive effect of ejaculate, make anal-genital intercourse a most efficient manner of transmitting HIV and other infections. The list of diseases found with extraordinary frequency among male homosexual practitioners as a result of anal intercourse is alarming: Anal Cancer Chlamydia trachomatis Cryptosporidium Giardia lamblia Herpes simplex virus Human immunodeficiency virus Human papilloma virus Isospora belli Microsporidia Gonorrhea Viral hepatitis types B & C Syphilis7 Sexual transmission of some of these diseases is so rare in the exclusively heterosexual population as to be virtually unknown.
12/07/2013 1:04AM
Gay teen activist honored by Obama charged with sex crimes against a 14-yr-old boy
12/07/2013 1:06AM
Activists lure children into homosexual experimentation.
12/07/2013 1:12AM
Another fact of life is that the homoséxual lifestyle is a dead-end lifestyle.
By its very nature it is a sterile, barren lifestyle. Homoséxuals cannot reproduce, so the only way they can continue is by recruitment. And there has been a sad history of older homoséxuals recruiting younger people into their orbit. Indeed, many homoséxuals speak of being introduced to the homoséxual lifestyle by someone older, while they were still in their teens. Consider this representative quote: “Nobody is fooled when we proclaim that the gay movement has nothing to do with kids and their séxuality. . . . Many of us – both women and men – had our first homoséxual experience with partners who were older than ourselves”. Indeed, one study found that 75 per cent of homosexual men report their first homoséxual experience before the age of sixteen. This compares to 22 per cent of heteroséxual men reporting their first heteroséxual experience. A well known saying affirms that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Homoséxual activists know this all too well. As one lésbian put it, “Whoever captures the kids owns the future”. Thus we find the constant attempts by homoséxual activists to influence children.
12/07/2013 1:21AM
Gay Teens To Have Sex In Front of Class For “Live Gay Art Exhibit”
Enter young Clayton Pettet, a 19-year-old homosexual “virgin” who has plans to lose his homosexual virginity in a live sex “art” show. That’s right, live, and in front of a viewing audience, who will critique his “performance.” Clayton, who is a second-year student at Central Saint Martins art school in London, has been planning the event for three years, said: “The key thing about performance art is that it should only be performed once, and this is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime performance. I’ve held on to my virginity for 19 years, and I’m not throwing it away lightly. Basically it’s like I am losing the stigma around virginity.”
12/07/2013 1:26AM
What Homosexuals Won't Tell You: Exposing Common Falsehoods
12/07/2013 9:24AM
Fast-food strikes: Recipe for poverty.
The latest left-wing idea for increasing wealth and prosperity is to shut down fast-food restaurants in inner cities through worker strikes for wages starting at $15 an hour. But these tactics, brought to you by the communist union-thug agitators at the SEIU, is not designed to increase wealth and prosperity. It is specifically designed to inflict more pain and inequality among the lower and middle classes – especially among the group Karl Marx identified as the lumpenproletariat. The only difference between revolutionary tactics like this today from the past is that the ruling elite actually support ideas like this in America. The man occupying the White House is fully supportive of such actions. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/fast-food-strikes-recipe-for-poverty/#S0v8Wv8cKZCccZEz.99
12/07/2013 9:27AM
Obama Causes Income Inequality.
To distract attention from the ObamaCare disaster, the President is seeking to focus on income inequality. But here, for him, the ground is even shakier. The fact is that while income inequality has been getting worse, it is the policies of the Obama Administration that are causing the trend. During the Clinton years, 45% of all personal income gains went to the top 1% of the population. Under Bush it was 65%. Under Obama it is upwards of 85%. While the top 1% has seen an average 12% gain in personal income, the rest of the nation has gone up by only 1-2 percent, after inflation. Instead of solving the problem, Obama is causing it. How? Quantitative Easing is the major culprit. Buying $85 billion of bonds and mortgage backed securities each month, the Federal Reserve pumps vast amounts of money into the coffers to the top banks in the nation. Supposed to lend it out to create jobs, most institutions don't. Either they can't find borrowers or they are afraid that federal regulators will take a dim view of risky loans. Or they would just rather give the $85 billion back to the Fed and earn the 3% interest they are offered for keeping their money in Bernanke's vault. After all, if you don't have to pay anything for the cash, a 3% federally guaranteed return is a good deal. (And, why lend out the money at 6% when you can get 3% for just letting it sit there with a lot less risk). Spurred by so massive an inflow of cash, banks are playing the derivative market, investing in stocks, augmenting their salary through stock buybacks which they then add to their own pay envelopes, or just passing out bonuses (expected to top $100 billion this year).
12/07/2013 10:29AM
America the Vulgar ... Scoot and the media love the Vulgar ...
12/07/2013 10:36AM
Democrat Congresswoman thinks pedophilia is a “legitimate sexual orientation ..
12/07/2013 2:32PM
Trollboy The Obsessed
Let's see - late night and first thing in the morning, you feel compelled to spam Scoot's blog with negativity, unrelated postings, and your typical idiocy. You really need a life.
12/07/2013 2:37PM
http://www.raisetheminimumwage.com/pages/job-loss - research shows raising the minimum wage does not reduce employment!
12/08/2013 1:21PM
If liberals do not outright kill children before they are born, they doom many of
them to live in poverty and ignorance attending schools controlled by unions.
12/08/2013 1:29PM
Unlike elections that often decided by lies, fraud, and deceit ...
in sports most contests get settled on the fields and courts where the corrupt media and charlatan politicians cannot cheat.
12/08/2013 1:37PM
Union controlled public schools are a joke compared to the average Catholic
school. Catholic schools offer a superior education for less money. Government schools have been destroyed by the unions and their thug bosses. Government does little well, but the liberal bottom-feeder class lacks the education to even know.
12/08/2013 1:42PM
Obama’s corruption, lawlessness, and incompetence has set blacks back 100 years.
Perhaps that is what racist Democrats had in mind when they nominated a radical community organizer with no real executive experience and NO experience of creating jobs in the private sector to be president. Being black is all Obama has and is of note.
12/08/2013 2:15PM
You must have a full life and loving family to be on here every day posting your bull :)
12/08/2013 4:35PM
“Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.” ... Ronald Reagan.
12/08/2013 4:39PM
Satanists plan statue to stand alongside Ten Commandments in Oklahoma...
Scoot made a donation ... LOL .... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/08/satan-ten-commandments-oklahoma-city
12/08/2013 4:42PM
Obama created a Medicaid time bomb ....
The good news, if you want to call it that, is that roughly 1.6 million Americans have enrolled in ObamaCare so far. The not-so-good news is that 1.46 million of them actually signed up for Medicaid. If that trend continues, it could bankrupt both federal and state governments. All you pieces of lazy DOG SH!T that think you deserve to go through life living off others will likely end up worse off and you DESERVE TO SUFFER .... YOU LAZY B!TCHES!!! You clowns follow Obama like some God believing all his SH!T ... LOL ... Laughing at you clowns !!!!! http://nypost.com/2013/12/07/the-medicaid-time-bomb/
12/08/2013 4:43PM
Ronald Reagan
Supported gun control and increased the national debt - he'd never make it in the GOP today. They're too unreasonable to even consider him.
12/08/2013 8:39PM
New Affordable Care US health plans will exclude top hospitals
Perhaps they should refuse to treat Obama when he gets cancer from smoking ... people are stupid ... they worship these political clowns while these charlatans exempt themselves from their own laws and laugh all the way to the bank raping the taxpayers..Obama is a piece of dog SH!T. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/994951f8-5e71-11e3-8621-00144feabdc0.html
12/08/2013 8:52PM
Sodomites are the new black.
Welcome to the Scoot Crusade.
12/09/2013 3:04AM
Your crusade of vulgarity is the tiring one. Go away.
12/09/2013 5:17PM
4,831,590: That is the number of low-income Americans who will not receive health coverage through Medicaid simply because Republican governors and legislatures are refusing to expand the program under the Affordable Care Act. Because the expansion is almost entirely paid for by the federal government, states refusing to expand the program will forego billions in tax dollars, even as providers remain on the hook for uncompensated care provided to the uninsured. Texas will lose out on more than $9 BILLION, while Florida is leaving more than $5 BILLION on the table. Bobby Jindal is hurting Louisiana's poor!
12/10/2013 8:50AM
Really sad, we have such a pathetic ásshole for a president.
Obama has become delusional.
12/10/2013 12:11PM
Is the person who ignores facts when I post them here just so he can rant about Obama and call names. I call you a troll cause you are. You're not interested in facts or critical analysis of the day's events. Childish.
12/10/2013 2:40PM
AP--Colorado 6-year-old suspended for kissing a girl
... and Scooter-þutt says political correctness does not exist.
12/10/2013 2:51PM
Here's one that explains our trollboy
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/04/24/yet-another-study-shows-low-iq-and-right-wing-ideology-go-hand-in-hand/ - note that the use of terms like "patriot" and other such framing of the news incite reactions in viewers, the cable networks usethis to incite and stir up people - on all sides, but there are a lot of right wingers susceptible to this in ways more educated liberals seem to be less prone to.
12/10/2013 3:08PM
AFFLECK: Raising money for Democrats made me 'feel gross'...
of course ... giving money to leftist scum bags would make any sane person vomit. LOL
12/10/2013 3:10PM
Guess the liberal troll here is still praying to Obama seven times a day ...
and dancing around trash can fires chanting praises to his cult leader Obama. Liberals ... they make us laugh.
12/10/2013 3:12PM
Left-nuts are susceptible to believing everything their Lord and Savior Obama
says ... http://www.addictinginfo.org is leftist SH!T blog ... LOL.
12/10/2013 3:16PM
Obama .. Primate in Chief ...
The Incompetent Clown ... LOL .. and people worship this Marxist animal.
12/10/2013 3:18PM
Well, we are keeping the Obama Zombies all worked up and in a rage .. LOL ...
such a pathetic bunch of losers ... LOL
12/10/2013 3:21PM
AFFLECK: Raising money for Democrats made me 'feel gross'...
of course Democrats are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. They are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. They are foul and disgusting.
12/10/2013 3:29PM
Why does Obama support Nambla? Is he a member or just a fan?
Good question.
12/10/2013 3:39PM
Most Democrats today are nothing more than trained monkeys that do
what they are told when their leash is pulled. Obama’s leftist policies have created more poverty and unemployment than any previous modern president.
12/10/2013 4:32PM
Mentally Ill
8 posts to two ratio and you can't refute either one. Get help.
12/10/2013 4:42PM
“Mentally Ill”wants to suck Obama’s diçk ... LOL ....
... and yet YOU “Mentally Ill” are here ... LOL The Leftist Troll is raging .... LOL.
12/10/2013 4:56PM
Democrats worship government and Obama is their Lord and Savior.
Democrats are leeches --- THEY SUCK!
12/10/2013 7:29PM
Republicans Worship Corporations That Buy The Government
Republicans are vultures. They devour. We can do this all day. Do you think it proves your point or accomplishes anything? (just an example of what responding "in kind" to you is.)
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