New York City’s new teen pregnancy prevention campaign is being harshly criticized this week by teenaged moms and those who support them, calling it everything from “shameful” to “horrifying.”
Launched this week by the New York Human
Resources Administration, a series of controversial poster advertisements associated with the campaign have been featured in subway cars and bus
shelters, in and around New York City.
Each poster shows the face of an unhappy baby, overlayed with sentences like “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen" and "Honestly, Mom, chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?”