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Farrah Abraham Wanted An Abortion But Her Mom Said “That’s Not Going To Happen”

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Farrah Abraham Wanted An Abortion But Her Mom Said "That's Not Going To Happen"
"I don't believe in killing."

“She wanted to go get an abortion. … Then I turned to her and I just said, ‘We don’t believe in that. That’s a real person inside of you and we don’t believe in killing. That’s not going to happen.’”

There are all kinds of examples of why some of the parents on “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” are awful people. But if Farrah Abraham had the abortion she apparently wanted to have, as her mother Debra Danielson revealed on “Couples Therapy”? That wouldn’t have been one of those reasons. A pregnant 16-year-old Farrah apparently wanted to terminate a surprise pregnancy and her mother told her “That’s not going to happen.” While it isn’t clear whether Danielson physically prevented her daughter from getting an abortion — Iowa state law stipulates that a parent or guardian must be notified 48 hours before an abortion — it’s obvious that Farrah’s mother exerted pressure in other ways that took the decision out of Farrah’s hands. She didn’t have much of a choice in parenthood. As Jezebel blogger Tracie Egan Morrissey writes about this “Couples Therapy” clip, you actually feel really sympathetic towards Farrah. In all honesty, I find Farrah’s mom truly scary for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is because Danielson doesn’t believe in “killing” a fetus but is A-OK with hitting her daughter in the presence of her infant grandchild. [Jezebel]

Real Talk: Real-Life Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming “Teen Mom” Reduced Teen Pregnancies

Real Talk: Real-Life Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming "Teen Mom" Reduced Teen Pregnancies

There never seems to be a moment where young parenthood isn’t in the spotlight. But it’s gotten a recent boost this week after the The New York Times reported on a recent study purporting that shows like MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have helped in the reduction of teen pregnancies. The study suggested as many as 20,000 teen pregnancies were prevented in 2010 because of young adults watching those shows.

Many outlets have been reporting on this study, but very few are including the thoughts or opinions from those they’re talking about. So, after the jump, here’s a roundtable discussion conducted over email with Gloria Malone and Natasha Vianna, who are both tireless advocates for teen moms and their families.

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Teen Viewers Of “16 & Pregnant” Have Screwed Up Perceptions Of What Teen Parenthood Is Really Like

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  • ‘Heavy viewers’ of the shows “16 And Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” — especially ones who are teens — believe that teen mothers have “an enviable quality of life, a high income and involved fathers,” according to a new study by Indiana University. Researchers said heavy viewers believed things like it is not difficult to find childcare, it is easy to complete high school, and teen parents have a lot of time for themselves. Oh, MTV, what hath you wrought?  [ScienceDaily]
  • Here’s what you need to know about CeCe McDonald’s case. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Five productive ways to ask Lena Dunham about nudity on “Girls” … [Think Progress] Keep reading »

“Teen Mom” Cautionary Tale Amber Portwood Is Out Of Prison

  • “Teen Mom”‘s Amber Portwood got out of prison today and is now subjected to random drug screening. The mom of four-year-old Leah is currently on parole after 16 months in jail for violating probation for drug possession. Here’s wishing her and her kiddo the best for her recovery! [US Weekly]
  • Eddie Cibrian called rumors that he and LeAnn Rimes plan to split “absurd.” I know you were worried.  [US Weekly]
  • A “Full House” sequel could be in the works. Not sure how they’re going to make that happen unless they offer the Olsen twins a gazillion dollars per episode each. [Perez Hilton]
  • RIP society: Kendall Jenner just turned 18 and the porno offers are rolling in. [TMZ] Keep reading »

If You Have Money To Burn, Farrah Abraham Has An Amazon WishList

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  • Silver booty shorts, a “fairytale” chandelier and pricy Sur La Table cookware are just a few of the spendy items that erstwhile porn star Farrah Abraham has on her Amazon WishList. Please, won’t you spend your hard-earned money on an MTV reality star? [In Touch]
  • Taylor Swift made a Kanye joke! And a joke about jam. Because, hey, she’s still Taylor Swift. [Crushable]
  • Also, Kanye turned down an offer to judge “American Idol,” fearing it would make him too “mainstream.” He knows he impregnated Kim Kardashian, right? [US Weekly]
  • Controversial theory: Justin Timberlake needs an *NSync reunion more than *NSync needs him. [Slate]
  • Four rules of having a beard, if you are a gentleman who would like to kiss a lady. [How About We] Keep reading »

Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

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Tyler and Catelynn from "Teen Mom" set a date. Read More »
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Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only teen mom in the first season to carry her pregnancy to term and put the child up for adoption; the little girl, Carly, is now a toddler and the adoptive family is still in touch with the birth parents. Over the years, some people have wondered why Catelynn and Tyler are even on “Teen Mom” anymore, since she is not a day-to-day parent like the others on the show. Some have even suggested MTV might be exploitatively harming these two for keeping them on a show that’s sole focus is the child they gave up for adoption.

Catelynn and Tyler are in the news less now that younger casts of “Teen Mom” are in the limelight. To their credit, they haven’t had public battles with drug abuse, domestic violence and mental illness quite like Amber Portwood, another teen mom from the first season. They seem like basically good kids with solid heads on their shoulders; last year the two even got engaged and set a date for 2013.

But lately Catelynn’s been making headlines recently for another reason: she’s an anti-abortion extremist. Keep reading »

God Help Us, “High School Moms” Is Another Reality Show About Teen Pregnancy

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  • Yes, yes, this is something the universe needs: “High School Moms,” a TLC reality show about pregnant teens. The teens attend Florence Crittenton High School in Denver, Colorado. And this will be different from “16 & Pregnant” … how?  [ONTD]
  • Lady Gaga has tapped Lindsay Lohan for a music video off her upcoming album. I never thought in a million years would have thought Gaga would adopt LiLo as a pet project, but you know what? She could be a good influence. [New York Post]
  • “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson and her longtime partner Mark Griffiths have broken up. She’s back on the market, ladies and gentlemen. [People]
  • Remember when I said yesterday Robert Pattinson was going on “Good Morning America”? Well, it turns out he will actually make his first public appearance since the cheating scandal on “The Daily Show.” [US Weekly]

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Today’s Lady News: Another “16 & Pregnant” Teen Chooses Abortion

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  • Last night’s episode of “16 & Pregnant” featured 17-year-old teen mom Briana and her older sister Brittany, who decided to have an abortion.  This isn’t the first time MTV has handled an abortion amongst their cast of pregnant teens: in 2010, it aired a one-hour special called “No Easy Decision”, in which young mother Markai Durham had an abortion. [The Stir]
  • Augusta National still refuses to admit female members and the chairman refuses to budge. [Washington Post]
  • Huffington Post has pledged to donate $5,000 to Girls, Inc. for every positive comment written on the Styleist blog post at the link before April 10th. Go ahead, say something nice! [Styleist]
  • The fianceé of Sean Bell, another unarmed young black man who was shot by police, has penned a letter to Trayvon Martin’s parents. [Essence] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Tyler & Catelynn From “Teen Mom” Set A Date

Get Off "Teen Mom"
Catelynn gave her baby up for adoption. Why is she on the show? Read More »
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Is Jezebel's college fund for Tyler and Catelynn a sucky idea? Read More »
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  • “Teen Mom”‘s Catelynn and Tyler, who gave their daughter Carly up for adoption, have set a wedding date for 2013.  Wow, you mean there is actually some non-terrible news coming out of Pregnant Teenager Land?  [Crushable]
  • Alyson Hannigan of “How I Met Your Mother” is preggo again. Congratulations! [Us Weekly]
  • Lady Gaga’s fans think her song and music video for “Marry The Night” allude to her having an abortion (which the singer has never confirmed). Interesting theory, though. [Examiner]
  • Five-year-old Suri Cruise threw a temper tantrum inside the famous New York City toy store F.A.O. Schwartz, just ike every other small child in the universe at some point. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

The Gals On “Jersey Shore” Don’t Portray Women In A Positive Light? Who Knew?!

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The Parents Television Council (PTC) isn’t set to release the report, “Reality of MTV: Gender Portrayals on Reality TV,” until this Wednesday, but Fox News got a sneak peak in advance and has summarized the findings. (Jezebel accurately commented that their report provides an early view of the study through “an additional layer of puritanical hysteria.”) The PTC studied one season each of the top four prime-time shows viewed by 12- to 17-year-old adolescents – ”Jersey Shore,” “16 and Pregnant,” “Teen Mom 2,” and “The Real World” – and collected a bounty of not so surprising statistics. Most prominently, it the report found that the majority of crude or negative remarks came from female cast members. Only 24 percent of the comments made by females in regards to themselves were positive, and women spoke about sex more frequently and graphically than males. Keep reading »

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