In a bizarre incident at the Gloucester
High School in Gloucester,
Mass. some 17 girls are pregnant in what
observers are calling is a pregnancy pact.
Time.com reported that last fall a group of girls began appearing
at the school clinic and asked for pregnancy tests. "Some girls seemed
more upset when they weren't pregnant than when they were," principal
Joseph Sullivan told Time.com.
The report added that men in their 20s were suspected to
fathering most children. Dr. Brian Orr, the medical director at the clinic said
he started to lobby for birth control even without parental consent after
seeing the high rate of pregnancy tests in the clinic.
"It is very clear that the board [at Northeast Health
System of Beverly, which manages the clinic] is not in favor and will not
support contraception in the school," Orr told the Boston Globe.
"There is an epidemic of teen pregnancy at the school."