Author Archives: Renee

Government’s obsession with the sex lives of teenagers

Heard in passing controversy of a local high school on the North Shore making birth control (the Pill) available. I can’t understand how I was supposedly free and mature to have sex, but I wasn’t free and mature enough to be a young mother. Forty years ago a pregnant teenager was sent away to give up her baby not to…

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Youth Job Programs: Is there a better way?

Should it cost taxpayers to employ able-bodied individuals? any alternatives?   I’m all for teenagers working, so I’m not against any program. Just strange, when you think about it. That’s all. From the Lowell Sun: The jobs program employs low-income youth in 25 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts each summer. Lowell stands to receive about $75,000 more in state funding…

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