Teen Pregnancy 'Pact'

Massachusetts school has baby boom

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    June 23, 2008: Carolyn Kirk, mayor of Gloucester, Mass., speaks to members of the media following a meeting with city leaders to discuss issues surrounding a report relating to a pregnancy pact at city hall in Gloucester. Christopher Farmer, superintendent of schools listens at left.

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    June 23, 2008: Members of the media listen to Carolyn Kirk, mayor of Gloucester, Mass., during a news conference following a meeting of city leaders to discuss issues surrounding a report relating to a pregnancy pact at city hall in Gloucester, Mass.

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    June 23, 2008: Carolyn Kirk, mayor of Gloucester, Mass., sits with city leaders, from background left, Gloucester High School guidance director Linda Ostolski, student assistance program director Amy Kamm, Board of Health director Jack Vondras, and chief administrative officer for the mayor's office James Duggan, to discuss issues surrounding a report relating to a pregnancy pact at city hall in Gloucester, Mass. Principal Joseph Sullivan, who first claimed that some of the 17 pregnant girls in his school had made a pact to raise their babies together did not attend the Monday meeting of city leaders on the subject.

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    June 23, 2008: Carolyn Kirk, mayor of Gloucester, Mass., speaks to members of the media before a meeting at city hall in Gloucester, Mass.

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    June 20, 2008: Christopher Farmer, superintendent for the Gloucester Public School system, talks in his office about the teenage pregnancy pact between female students at Gloucester High School during this past school year in Gloucester, Mass.

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    June 20, 2008: A sign carved in stone stands outside Gloucester High School where a school officials says a teenage pregnancy pact between female students occurred during this past school year in Gloucester, Mass.

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    June 20, 2008: A local television reporter conducts a noon hour stand-up report outside Gloucester High School, where the school's principal said a teenage pregnancy pact between female students occurred during this past school year. The pact made by a group of teens to get pregnant and raise their babies together is at least partly behind a sudden spike in pregnancies, according to official sources.

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    June 20, 2008: A resident of Gloucester, Mass., looks out onto the sea as he stands along the waterfront at a community park. The town’s high school is the scene of a supposed teenage pregnancy pact between female students this year.

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    June 20, 2008: Residents of Gloucester, Mass., talk as they stand near the sea along the waterfront at a community park. The town’s high school is the scene of a supposed teenage pregnancy pact between female students this year.

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