Thursday, July 3, 2014

8 Lies We Need to Stop Spreading About Teen Pregnancy via Mic

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a fellow writer and friend who writes for Mic (previously known as Policy Mic) 

She was writing and article about the lies society needs to stop telling about teenage pregnancy and wanted to know how I felt about the specific lie that teenage parents are 'tarnished goods.' Part of my answer is, 
"The truth is that teen mothers are just like many other new mothers. Parenting is novel and challenging, but they too want their children to lead great lives.
"We are contributing members of society," Malone, 24, said. "Maya Angelou was a teen mom. The MVP of the NBA is a child of a teen mom. LeBron James was a teen dad. Our president is the son of a teen mom. The idea that we are tarnished goods is simply not true."

Some other seven lies include, teenage pregnancy rates are going up, young love is not real, and many more. Click here to read the full article and what teen moms from around the country have to say about these lies. 

What do you think is the biggest lie about teenage parents? Tell me below in the comments.