Making Democracy Work

Social Policy: Teenage Pregnancy

The League supports equal rights and equal opportunity for all. The League promotes social and economic justice and the health and safety of all Americans.

The League supports a program of community awareness as well as specific preventative and follow-up services for pregnant teenagers:

  • Support comprehensive classroom instruction on human reproduction, parenting, sexual responsibility, and sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Support individual counseling and a district-wide policy of follow-up by school officials to make educational services available and accessible for pregnant teenagers including:
    - A confidential clearing house and telephone hotline.
    - On-site cooperative school day care services to allow for continued education.