Developing Story: Mayor Denies “Pregnancy Pact”
The mayor of Gloucester, Ma., has denied that several teen-aged girls at Gloucester HS have a pact where they plan to get pregnant and help raise each other’s children. According to Mayor Carolyn Kirk, she has not been able to confirm the existence of said pact. She announced in a meeting with town officials:
“Any planned blood-oath bond to become pregnant, there is absolutely no evidence of.”
School Superintendent Christopher Farmer has said that the girls may have decided to come together as a support system after becoming pregnant, but not because of a pact to get pregnant. This is in direct opposition of the Times story, which continues to stand behind its report. Time even quoted Gloucester HS principal Joseph Sullivan, who confirms the existence of a pact.
Reading Mr. Farmer’s statement, whereas he added that five of the girls who got pregnant “gave each other high-fives and planned baby showers”, seems to indicate a pact, but at a smaller scale than what the Times story indicates. Although Mayor Kirk has announced that she herself had interviewed Sullivan and when asked to specify his source of the pact, he couldn’t be more specific.