Jamie Lynn 'Glorifying' Teen Pregnancy

Description of motherhood, pregnancy as 'fun,' 'perfect' send wrong message
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 17, 2008 12:23 PM CDT
The OK! magazine cover where Jamie Lynn Spears debuts daughter Maddie Briann.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Jamie Lynn Spears’ gushing OK! magazine spread, with its poetic waxings about motherhood, sends the exact wrong message—telling teens it's “perfect” to have a baby, critics say. “There's no way I would describe caring for a new baby as “fun.” “Fulfilling,” maybe, but it's possible Jamie Lynn lacks the vocabulary to explain how she's feeling exactly,” writes the French Infos Jeunes.

"The media doesn't show the downside to teenagers getting pregnant," adds an adolescent doc in Newsweek. "All they're seeing is the upside ... This concept of having a baby might feel good emotionally when you look at the magazines, but it's not reality."