tp_poster_3On the one hand, it’s important to keep teens informed about risks of pregnancy, ways to prevent pregnancy, and challenges they will face if they become pregnant.

On the other hand, teens should know what resources are at their disposal during pregnancy and, at least as important, that choosing life is the right thing to do….

Imagine a pregnant teen. She feels as if the rug has been pulled out from under her. She’s completely frightened, and unsure where to turn.

Will these ads encourage her to choose life?

Preventing abortion means preventing pregnancy and supporting mothers.

Ad campaigns like this ignore half of the equation – probably because the goal is just to prevent birth.

~ LN, discussing the New York City Human Resource Administration’s new teen pregnancy prevention program “in which ads [including the one pictured above] will be displayed in subways and bus shelters citywide,” Secular Pro-Life Perspectives, March 6

NYC currently has a 40% overall abortion rate.

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