A new program, “College-Bound Sisters,” has been unveiled in North Carolina to pay young girls not to get pregnant. The payment, $1/day. The program was developed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro by Hazel Brown, a maternity nurse who thought too many teens were having babies.
Brown said she hopes the program, which pays $1 each day to 12-to-18-year-old girls, will keep them from getting pregnant.
From most of the folks interviewed, the general consensus is that if $1/day will keep these girls from having sex, they were most likely doing it wrong. Once they get their hands on an instruction manual of some sort, $1/day will seem much less appealing.
Also, according to people just as qualified to come up with a plan as Hazel Brown, some folks believe that teaching these girls to enjoy handouts will help train them to look forward to the WIC program and Food Stamps, or maybe even lead the very business-minded ones to the streets as panhandlers.