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Billboards fighting teen pregnancy stirring up controversy in NYC

Billboards fighting teen pregnancy are turning heads in New York City. The billboards are part of a campaign to fight teen pregnancy by stating the reality of being a young parent and the effect in can have on your child.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Billboards fighting teen pregnancy are turning heads in New York City.

The billboards are part of a campaign to fight teen pregnancy by stating the reality of being a young parent and the effect in can have on your child.

One of the billboards reads: "Honestly Mom...chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?"

Another says: "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen.”

The campaign is stirring up controversy. Some media outlets have questioned whether or not the campaign is trying to send a message by shocking viewers.

The Washington Post reports while shock campaigns have worked for other cities like Milwaukee, the ads may cast a negative light on teen parents themselves.
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