“An effective strategy to combat teenage pregnancy must address the issue of male responsibility, including statutory rape culpability and prevention. The increase of teenage pregnancies among the youngest girls is particularly severe and is linked to predatory sexual practices by men who are significantly older.”
“It is estimated that in the late 1980′s, the rate for girls age 14 and under giving birth increased 26 percent.”
“Data indicates that at least half of the children born to teenage mothers are fathered by adult men. Available data suggests that almost 70 percent of births to teenage girls are fathered by men over age 20.”
“Surveys of teen mothers have revealed that a majority of such mothers have histories of sexual and physical abuse, primarily with older adult men.”
“Pregnant teenagers have experienced a higher than average incidence of sexual assault. The vast majority of babies born to teenage mothers are fathered by adult men, not teenage boys.”
Planned Parenthood is complicit in this and enables adult men to hide their crimes. It also breaks the law by refusing to report child abuse when under-aged girls come in, and by encouraging them to lie about the ages of their abusers.
“a 1992 report of a Washington State study of 535 teen mothers revealed that first pregnancies of 62 percent of the participants were preceded by experiences of molestation, rape, or attempted rape. The mean age of their offenders was 27.4 years (“Sexual Abuse as a Factor in Adolescent Pregnancy and Child Maltreatment,” 24(1) Family Planning Perspectives 4, Jan./Feb. 1992).”
· A 1986 study of 445 teen mothers in Chicago reported that 60 percent claimed they had been forced to have an unwanted sexual experience, with a mean age for the first incidence of abuse being 11« (“The Prevalence of Coercive Sexual Experiences Among Teenage Mothers,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 4:204 (1989).
· The Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that over 40 percent of mothers aged 15-17 had sexual partners three to five years older; almost one in five had partners six or more years older. With teen mothers in the 15-17 age range, 49.2 percent of the fathers were between ages 20 and 29 (Family Planning Perspectives, July/August 1995).
· The National Center for Health Statistics reported that based on 1991 data, almost 70 percent of babies born to teenage mothers were fathered by men 20 years of age or older (Advance Report of Final Natality Statistics, 1991. Monthly Vital Statistics Report, vol. 42, no. 3, Supplement 9. National Center for Health Statistics, Sept. 1993).
· A 1990 study of births to California teens reported that the younger the adolescent mother, the greater the age gap with her male partner. For example, among mothers aged 11- 12, the average age of the fathers was nearly 10 years older (California Resident Live Births, 1990, by Age of Father, by Age of Mother, California Vital Statistics Section, Department of Heath Services, 1992).