Tag Archives: teen pregnancy

A Free Lunch

I’m getting a lot of inquiries from people at CNN and radio shows asking me to talk about  paying at-risk teenagers not to become pregnant. Mainly, people seem to think I’m totally nuts, so let me clarify a few key … Continue reading

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Carrots and Sticks and the politics of teen pregnancy

To the folks who think I’m crazy for proposing that we pay kids not to get pregnant, a few questions. Why is it so abhorrent to incentivize people, financially, to behave in certain ways? I’m talking about cases where the … Continue reading

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A Dollar a Day Keeps the Baby Away

Here’s my TIME.com proposal on how to save money and reduce societal mayhem. (Hat tip to Adam Glick, and to the few programs, like College Bound Sisters, already doing just that.) I’ve written more on pregnancy prevention, for example,  here, and … Continue reading

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The Argument You Don’t Hear About Birth Control in Schools

This is my TIME.com column today on the furor over Plan B in the New York City Schools.  (But before I even begin, I just have to remind everyone that Plan B is not, and never has been, an abortifacient!): … Continue reading

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