Assignment #4

Merie Williams
96 Rockwell Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Honorable Mayor Bill de Blasio
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

Dear Mayor De Blasio,

I am writing to ask you to support Planned Parenthood’s “Get Real Comprehensive Sex Education That Works” program to lower the rate of teen pregnancy in Kings county.

Teen pregnancy is a problem that needs to be addressed.Teen pregnancy can be an emotional issue for the teenage girl as a social problem affecting numerous areas. The future choices teenagers make have a social “penalty” plaguing them. For example, the young mother would have to drop out of school and this will then make it hard for her to socialize with her peers and they will shun her for being a “mother”. On the other hand, if the child is born out of wedlock and without a father figure, this can leave a toll on the child to feel not complete. Teens get incorrect information from friends, videos, sitcoms and/or movies. Some teens do not have the knowledge needed to make smart and responsible decisions about whether or not to engage in sexual activity that can alter their life.

Your support behind Planned Parenthood’s “Get Real Comprehensive Sex Education That Works” program can inform many teens in Brooklyn. With your support, you can help encourage and allow young teens to delay sexual activity by offering classroom learning and parental involvement. The “Get Real” material is age-appropriate for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This program would prevent health, economic and societal issues that come with unplanned pregnancies.

When there are less pros than cons, it makes good sense to support this program to ensure more knowledge on prevention on young teens pregnancy.

Thank you so much for your help.
Merie Williams

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