From graffiti on buses (“Virgin. Teach your kids it’s not a dirty world”) to posters of chickens in tennis shoes (“What do you call a guy who makes a baby, then flies the coop?”) to the heart-rending pleas of real teens (“Mom. Dad. Talk to me. I need you now.”), Baltimore’s Campaign for Our Children has for a quarter century brought the polished skills of Madison Avenue to the problem of teen pregnancy.
Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to treat or cure diseases that could have been prevented, vaccinated against, screened for or detected at an earlier stage of development
Chairman Emeritus, Osborne Payne died in late November.
Osborne was our chairman for years during our growing years.
He will be missed as our mentor and calm presence at our meetings.
Our condolences to his wonderful wife Famebridge and her family.
An anonymous gift of $10,000 was made in his honor.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has for years done an outstanding job of detailing the reach, cost and social tragedy of teen pregnancy in the U.S. They join here with America’s Promise Alliance in producing this compelling report. Well worth reading and disseminating.
Along the way over the past 20-something years since we started CFOC, we have continually sought ways to express our position within the framework of our society. Politics and Religion influence so much of how and what we think. This WSJ interview comes very close to giving all of us a pass on politics, but a moral compass for our lives, to consider.