In May 1997, with a fanfare of support from the White House and Capitol Hill, a coalition of liberals and conservatives called the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy launched a . . . crusade. Its goals: To increase awareness of the devastating problems faced by adolescent mothers and to cut the teen pregnancy rate one-third by the year 2005.
Americans, the group declared, “see teen pregnancy as a powerful marker of a society gone astray—a clear and compelling example of how our families, communities and common culture are under siege.” Experts warned of the link...
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