Have you all seen the article about the "pregnancy pact" that took place among a group of 17 young girls at a high school in Massachusetts? Pregnancy Boom at Gloucester High The article had one line that struck me: "Others blamed hit movies like Juno and Knocked Up for glamorizing young unwed mothers." Don't get me wrong, I loved both of those movies. And I also don't believe we should blame a movie or show for poor decisions, but I do think this shows that teens need a realistic look at the consequences and struggles that a teenage pregnancy can bring. I believe this is exactly what a show like "Secret Life of the American Teenager" is aiming to do, and hopefully it might help open up some discussion among parents and teens about this subject.
Has anyone seen the previews for this during Greek? It looks awesome!! It centers around the life of pregnant high schooler and the impact her pregnancy has on her life, her friends, her family...and the boy who has a crush on her. It'll be a great addition to ABC Family (especially with Greek's season ending) and it will be premiering on July 1st at 8pm. It's kind of nice to see a show covering a real hot button topic for once. I'm interested to see how it all plays out!!