Dallas' Teen Pregnancy Rates Aren't Going to Be Substantially Lower Without Immediate Intervention

When babies have babies, the consequences are often unemployment, homelessness and strained social services. This is why we're adamant that Dallas needs to move faster to launch an aggressive marketing campaign to try to reduce teen pregnancies. The Mayor's Task Force on Poverty last year identified teen pregnancies as a key reason for poverty, and the Dallas City Council authorized $300,000 for an educational campaign to combat the problem. Yet, nearly nine months later, those funds remain in Dallas' procurement pipeline. Even worse, City Hall can't provide a clear answer on why that's the case.  Continue reading...

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