Or the British tabloid OK! As to just when and with whom, rumors keep arising to buffet what were yesterday asserted as facts. There are a lot of pregnant teenagers in this country -- more than in any other developed nation -- and many more are having sex and not getting pregnant, of course, or getting anyone pregnant. You will decide for yourself whether it is immoral or whether it is your business to decide that at all. Even in this she is not quite unique.
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The headlines this week that the year-old young actress is pregnant, have created a dilemna for parents across the country. She has two daughters, ages 7 and 9, and a year-old son. All of them watch "Zoey Spears' character has all the trappings of a role model. Zoey is a smart student, loyal friend, and the pretty girl who holds her own against the boys, so it's not surprising she is idolized by tens of thousands of young girls. Click here for guidance on how to talk to your kids about sex. Click here to learn more about teen pregnancy. In another household, Nina Sunderland started to field questions from her child, who saw the news on the Internet. I haven't had it yet, but [my daughter] goes on the computer and on the Internet, and now she's asking me questions.
On Dec. Here is her take:. I am not judging her for her choices; I think that it is perfectly acceptable to have premarital sex. Many mothers do not agree with the choices that Jamie Lynn made and are emphasizing how she became a disgraceful role model to their innocent, preteen children, which, I in part agree with. Some just happen to be a little more life changing than others. If not, I suggest, Jamie Lynn, that the next time you plan on having sex, you should invest in some birth control, [like making] sure your boyfriend buys a condom. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices.
CNN -- The announced pregnancy of Jamie Lynn Spears -- the year-old children's television star and younger sister of beleaguered pop star Britney Spears -- is casting new light on how states deal with the thorny issue of consensual sex among teens. Spears, the star of Nickelodeon's "Zoey ," told OK! Magazine that she's pregnant and that the father is her year-old boyfriend. There has been no public talk of criminal prosecution in the case. Consensual sex between the two may well have been legal, depending on where and when it took place. But critics of the nation's statutory rape laws say that laws that are ignored in some cases can be used to put other teens in prison and land them on sex-offender registries. In Louisiana, where Spears lives, it is a misdemeanor for someone age 17 to 19 to have consensual sex with someone age 15 to 17 if the difference between their ages is more than two years.