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Reuters/Eric Thayer - A baby sits on his mother's lap in their apartment at a public housing facility in Queens, New York City

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Shame and Teen Pregnancy

March 18, 2013, Richard V. Reeves

Richard Reeves discusses New York City's use of ads that cast shame on teen pregnancy, exploring three questions: does shame ever have a positive role in a liberal society, do official bodies have any business being in the shame game and can shame be legitimately attached to teen pregnancy in the hopes it will help to lower rates of its incidence.

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