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Berkshire United Way launches effort to reduce teen pregnancy

There are 13 comments on the berkshireeagle.com story from Mar 15, 2013, titled Berkshire United Way launches effort to reduce teen pregnancy. In it, berkshireeagle.com reports that:

The president and CEO of the Berkshire United Way has outlined a plan to decrease the county's high teenage pregnancy rate at least 10 percent by 2016.

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all roads lead to hell

Lincolnville, ME

#1 Mar 16, 2013
The president and CEO of Berkshie United Way has outlined a plan to decrease the county's high pregnancy rate..........again! I can only wonder how many more teen pregnancies will result from this new plan.
all roads lead to hell

Lincolnville, ME

#2 Mar 16, 2013
Maybe it's time for a new plan and a new CEO and some dreams and hopes of some real jobs.
Lost faith

Pittsfield, MA

#4 Mar 16, 2013
I don't trust the united way and do not give them any money anymore. Too many stories about how the money is distributed.
all roads lead to hell

United States

#5 Mar 16, 2013
Lost faith wrote:
I don't trust the united way and do not give them any money anymore. Too many stories about how the money is distributed.
Well I really think it's a good bet that their new plan will be just as disppointing, if not more so, as their old plan, that clearly looks like a failure, but has certainly ensured their job security. So I wouldn't look forward to their new plan being a success story for the teen moms and their babies. After all, they provide jobs for a lot of people. All those people fixing the problem, planning new plans, their job security is certainly secure. And I'm sure they'll work really hard to make sure it stays that way. Someone's hopes, dreams and aspiration will surely come true.
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#6 Mar 16, 2013
The United States of America is the #1 nation in the industrialized World for teen pregnancies. Our nation has religious and political extremists who oppose birth control, sex education, and abortion. Peter Larkin supported abstinence only legislation. I asked Peter Larkin if young, unmarried people could masturbate in lieu of sexual partnerships. He did not reply. Peter Larkin is an example of a religious and political extremist. He is a moral hypocrite, too. Pittsfield is not a progressive community. If it was, Peter Larkin wouldn't have power to promote his agenda.
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#8 Mar 17, 2013
If teenagers masturbated instead of having sexual partnerships, there would be no teen pregnancies.
If teenagers have comprehensive sex education, access to birth control, and the option of abortion, there would be less teen pregnancies.
Shapow

North Adams, MA

#10 Mar 17, 2013
Aint no decrezse in pregos while i be here. Me and my boyz be chillin and fillin da vaginas wit daddie sauce.
all roads lead to hell

Pawling, NY

#11 Mar 18, 2013
I seriously doubt United Way wants to solve any of the problems that ensure their job security.
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#13 Mar 18, 2013
Teen pregnancy is a serious issue. So are sexually transmitted diseases. I wish teenagers masturbated instead of had sexual parterships. It cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to raise a child today. Then they grow up and go to college, which costs tens of thousands of dollars more. Two married people struggle to make it. Single mothers go on welfare. Society pays for teen pregnancy.
Allen

North Adams, MA

#15 Mar 18, 2013
We must continue to teach our children even at younger ages through sex education in our schools to get to them. We don't spend nearly enough on sex ed in the schools.
Allen

North Adams, MA

#16 Mar 18, 2013
Pittsfield politics wrote:
Teen pregnancy a serious issue. So are sexually transmitted diseases. I wish teenagers masturbatinstead of had sexual parterships. It cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to raise a child today. Then they grow up and go to college, which costs tens of thousands of dollars more. Two married people struggle to make it. Single mothers go on welfare. Society pays for teen pregnancy.
Are we supposed to stop single mothers from getting assistance ? And will people stop using the term Welfare? Lets call it Human financial support for better living!
Pittsfield politics

Amherst, NH

#17 Mar 18, 2013
The problems with welfare or whatever one wants to call it is that it goes on generation after generation. An "underclass" of people exists with no possibility of making it to the middle class. Children born to single teen mothers are doomed to being poor themselves. I believe poor people should receive welfare. Children should be safe.
Johnny Skeptic

Pittsfield, MA

#19 Mar 19, 2013
Reducing teen pregnancy is probably code for getting this money into an account we can access for goodies for special interests. Pittsfield is so crooked I don't trust anything they do anytime, anywhere. Everything they do is suspicious. And yes the United Way is run by Pittsfield special interest people who have a tenancy to take care of their own. A few years ago Mayor Ruberto won the car they were giving away....what were the odds of that???? He should have never been eligible in the first place but that shows you just what kind of organization this is.

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