Teen Says There Was No Pregnancy Pact

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One of the pregnant high school students in Gloucester, Mass., says there was no promise or pact between friends at her local high school to get pregnant.

The school principal told Time Magazine last week that several girls had made a promise to get pregnant and have their babies together.

But on Tuesday, 17-year-old Lindsey Oliver and her 20-year-old boyfriend told "Good Morning America" that there was "definitely no pact."

Oliver is five months pregnant. She says she and her boyfriend were using birth control and that her pregnancy was not planned.

"No, there was definitely no pact," Oliver said. "There was a group of girls who decided that were already pregnant before they decided this. They were going to help each other with their kids, so they could finish school and raise their kids together. You know, to do the right thing was their decision, not let's get pregnant like as a group."

Oliver's boyfriend says his girlfriend has been accused of something she did not do.

"Now it's like, she's one of those Gloucester girls having a baby," Andrew Psalidas explained. "We're doing something wrong when we're trying to do everything we can to make it right for the mistake we made."

Seventeen students became pregnant at the high school this year. That's four times the typical number of pregnancies at the school and has school and health officials concerned.

Oliver says it was "just a coincidence."

On Monday, Mayor Carolyn Kirk also denied a pact existed between the girls. Kirk said school and health authorities who worked with the children on a daily basis "have said there has been no mention whatsoever of a pact."

The mayor refused to answer any questions about the 17 girls, mentioning privacy concerns for those involved.

When the principal was asked by the mayor and the superintendent of schools for the source of the pact claim, the administrator could not remember the source of the information.

Earlier this year, part of the school's medical team resigned after being ordered to stop giving out birth control to students. School officials say that policy is now under review.

Sources: The Associated Press, ABC News

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