Teen Pregnancy And Poverty

The article "Georgia Battles Old Foe of South: Teen Pregnancy," Jan. 26, says teen pregnancy is a major problem without successful models for solutions, citing Georgia as having high ratios of teen pregnancy. It also states that the South has a high percentage of people living in poverty.

There seem to be campaigns to end teen pregnancy, but no campaigns to end poverty. The attitude in Washington - to get rid of poverty by cutting off aid funds - is a non-solution that will increase teen pregnancy rates, health crises, and crime.

Orono, Maine

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