Half of Sect's Teens Have Been Pregnant

Last of kids involved in polygamist case bused to foster homes
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 6:20 PM CDT
Half of Sect's Teens Have Been Pregnant
Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints prepare to meet with members of the press on the grounds of the Yearning For Zion Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, April 14, 2008.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Of 53 girls between the ages of 14 and 17 taken from a polygamist sect in Texas, 31 have had children or are pregnant, the Houston Chronicle reports. Officials announced that the last of the 463 minors taken from the El Dorado ranch had been bused to foster homes after an appellate court denied the mothers’ motion for emergency relief. (Read more polygamy stories.)

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