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Unformatted text preview: Large amounts of teen pregnancies hurt the whole community, many teenage mothers cannot support their children, so they drop out of school to work; this perpetuates the feminization of poverty. The only support system the government gives is welfare; that only goes so far, it can get to the point where many rely on it. If we could help prevent the teen pregnancies to begin with there would be fewer young women living in poverty. If we started offering contraception to high schools in Denver we could help so many young women to work toward better lives. If this is successful in Denver high schools it might inspire other school districts to offer birth control to their students as well. There is much more good that can come from offering contraception in schools than bad, teenagers will not be more promiscuous, they will be more informed about sex and can make better, safer decisions about their sexual activity. Sincerely, Kathryn Gunning...
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- Fall '07