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Teen pregnancy and STDs create an invitation to prayer

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By Ken Bradford

The Bedford Christian Fellowship is very concerned about the problem of teen pregnancy in our community.

The numbers are alarming. In 2005 in Bedford City and County there were 84 teen pregnancies of which 60 resulted in live births. Twenty-one (about 25 percent) of these teen pregnancies in Bedford ended in abortions. Three were ?stillborn.? During the same period there were 13,416 teen pregnancies in Virginia. About 66 percent of these pregnancies resulted in live births. Thirty percent were aborted. The rest were ?stillborn.?


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