Lifetime will premiere a new original movie, The Pregnancy Pact, this Saturday, January 23 at 9 p.m. Pop some popcorn and grab a blanket, because this is one you are going to want to watch with your teens.
You may recall the 2008 ‘pregnancy pact’ scandal involving 17 girls at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts that reportedly agreed to get pregnant at the same time. The high school’s principal, Joseph Sullivan, exposed the story during an interview with TIME magazine claiming the girls planned the pregnancies and planned to raise the children together.
Gloucester Massachusetts, is Americas oldest seaport. It is known for its beaches, seafood and its New England charm. Many movies, including “The Perfect Storm”, and “Mermaids” have used Gloucester as a back drop. Last summer, the city got the National press it did not want nor need, thanks to an increase of teen pregnancies that were rumored to have come out of a pact; a pregnancy pact.
Remember that pregnancy pact at Gloucester High School? You know, where everyone thought some Gloucester teens made a pact to get pregnant, but really they just all got pregnant at the same time (one of them by a homeless man!) and made a pact to raise the babies together? And Time magazine said it happened because of opposition to abortion, and others said it was because Gloucester is crumbling, and it was a big uproar for a while but has now disappeared except presumably there are still babies being raised by teens as a result?
Anyway, Lifetime made a movie about the whole mess, and it premieres Saturday night, starring Thora Birch and Camryn Manheim. If this wasn’t a sign of the apocalypse, this movie surely is. Even the poster does a good job of summarizing some of what was wrong with the situation, like the boys who impregnated the girls playing no role and just sort of sitting in the background looking dumb, and adults either being totally absent in the sea of pregnant girls or completely missing the important point: that kids really don’t need to get pregnant and have children while they’re still in high school.
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