'Pregnancy pact' schools to vote on contraceptives

By: AP
By: AP

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Schools in the Massachusetts city where girls reportedly made a "pregnancy pact" are considering whether contraceptives should be distributed at the high school.

The Gloucester (GLAW'-ster) school board is expected decide Wednesday night whether to distribute contraceptives to students without parental consent. It could also vote to give them out only with parental consent or to continue a policy of not giving them out at all.

The mayor and the school board chairman have expressed support for contraceptives with parental consent.

Time magazine reported that some of the 17 pregnant girls at the high school had agreed to have kids and raise them together. The mayor and some of the pregnant girls denied any pact existed.

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