"Pregnancy Pact" School OKs Contraceptives

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Schools in the Massachusetts city where girls reportedly made a "pregnancy pact" will allow contraceptives to be distributed - with parental consent.

Gloucester school board Chairman Greg Verga says the vote Wednesday night was unanimous. It allows contraceptives to be distributed at the high school's health clinic.

The board also could have voted to distribute the materials without parental consent or continue its policy of not giving them out at all.

Verga says the school board will vote on language of a parental consent form before the policy takes effect.

Time magazine reported that some of the 17 pregnant girls at the high school had agreed to have kids and raise them together. The mayor and some of the pregnant girls denied any pact existed.

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