MTV's new documentary series, 16 and Pregnant, reminds me of the Jack Handy "Deep Thought": "I believe in making the world safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't think children should be having sex."
The show, which premieres on June 11, looks like a good one, as it appears as though it will approach the topic of teen pregnancy in ways we've never seen before, like kids who think they may as well be parents, because they figure they couldn't do a worse job than their own parents did in raising them.
The series is intended to teach kids a lesson that having a baby is a pain in the ass. But I think that a series showing young women exercising their right to choose as a result of teen pregnancy — and everything surrounding it — would be just as interesting and beneficial. These shows usually feature kids having to deal with babies, but it seems like no one ever talks about the option of termination. I believe that teens shouldn't be having sex unless they can deal with the consequences, whether those be pregnancies or abortions.