Teen birth rates are up in 26 states - the highest since 1971, reversing a 34% drop from 1991 to 2005.
A 16 year old girl suspected of drowning her new born in the toilet was charged yesterday.
Since they've taken office, the Bush administration has pushed for abstinence only sex education - in spite of data that strongly suggested that such education raised pregnancy rates among teens.
I'm sure that none of this is related. Policy doesn't change trends and general trends don't raise the probability of individual tragedies. Obviously.
(And maybe in 2010, I'll make a new year's resolution to engage in less sarcasm.)