The Pregnancy Pact Lifetime Movie With Thora Birch – The Pregnancy Pact which is a new movie about teen pregnancy will premiere this Saturday, January 23 at 9PM ET/PT on the Lifetime network.The film The Pregnancy Pact is based on real story of seventeen girls at Gloucester High School which is a small community in Massachusetts who made a pact with each other to get pregnant back in June of 2008.Lifetime Movie “The Pregnancy Pact” starring Thora Birch, Nancy Travis and Camryn Manheim follows a young online journalist, Sidney Bloom ( played by Thora Birch), who goes back to her old high school in Massachusetts to understand why so many teen pregnancies are occurring and finds more than she ever bargained for.Here is a brief presentation of The Pregnancy Pact.
Inspired by a true story, the film explores the costs of teen pregnancy with a story of a fictional “pregnancy pact” set against the backdrop of actual news reports about teen pregnancy from June 2008. Sidney Bloom (Thora Birch), an on-line magazine journalist, returns to her hometown to investigate the sudden spike in teenage pregnancies at her old high school. Almost immediately, she comes up against Lorraine Dougan (Nancy Travis), the head of the local conservative values group and mother of Sara, a newly pregnant 15-year-old. Meanwhile, the school nurse (Camryn Manheim) tries to convince the school to provide contraception to students to address the pregnancy epidemic but is met with great opposition from the school and community. As the number of pregnant girls climbs to 18, a media firestorm erupts when Time Magazine reports that the rise in the number of pregnancies at the school is the result of a “pregnancy pact.” As the mystery unfolds about whether or not “the pact” is real, Sidney soon realizes that all of the attention is disguising the much larger issues that are at the core of the story.
Max Ehrich who is playing Jesse Moretti in the film explained how these teenage fathers must have felt upon hearing the news that they had gotten a young girl pregnant:
“I not only felt sorry for the girls and their skewed vision of what getting pregnant entails, but for the fathers who lacked knowledge of basic sexual education. It gets really tricky when religion is thrown into this, being that this movie takes place in a very conservative town where abstinence is the only thing that they are taught. The boys were not aware of the chances of getting their girlfriends pregnant without using protection. I feel so sorry that the manipulation caused by the girls ultimately caused the boys to be indebted to their child for the rest of their lives.”
“In [my character] Jesse Moretti’s case, his whole future is on the line. He was planning to go on a baseball scholarship to a University and become a professional baseball player. How can he spend all that money on college AND support a child AND raise a child? Jesse’s girlfriend thought they would live happily ever after, when in the end, they would be thrown with so many responsibilities she did not even think about.”
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