'Pregnancy Pact' HS to Offer Birth Control

School where 17 teens got pregnant last year OKs birth control plan
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2008 4:46 AM CDT
A sign carved in stone stands outside Gloucester High School where school representatives said a teenage pregnancy pact resulted in several pregnancies.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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(Newser) – A Massachusetts high school where 17 teens got pregnant last year presumably as part of a "pregnancy pact" has decided to distribute birth control pills and condoms to students, the Boston Globe reports. A school official said birth control would only be available with parental consent, adding that he hoped the school could now move on following national news reports of the pregnancy pact, allegedly made by teens who wanted to raise their babies together.