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  •  When you mentioned the 12 year old (6+ / 0-)

    being pregnant I had a physical reaction. I've seen this, too, but not in many years.

    I grew up in the city of Detroit. When I was about 8 years old (1978 or so) a 12 year old girl that lived across the street got pregnant by a teenager several houses away. I can't remember either of their names, or her having the baby, but I do remember her walking (waddling) to school with her backpack. Thinking of this again now, and reading what you wrote, breaks my heart.

    Thank you Ken for fighting the good fight. You will make a difference, even if you don't see it right away...or even if you don't ever personally see it.

    It is there.

    "And I'm talkin' in the fan, Orange Crush is in my hand, with the Star Telegram."--The Reivers

    by malibu1964 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:07:28 AM PST

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