National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Take action to support prevention on the other 364, too.

Published May 2, 2007 3:19PM (EDT)

Of course, it's one of those "Shouldn't every month be Black History Month?" observances, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't give the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy -- which is today -- some good ink. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Steve Rothman (both D-N.J.) have reintroduced the Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Responsibility, and Opportunity Act, which will support schools and community groups in launching programs that encourage teens to delay sexual activity and help parents communicate with their children about sex. (You know, programs that work.)

Visit NARAL Pro-Choice America to urge your legislators to support the bill. That, and watch the N.

By Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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