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'Pregnancy Pact' subjects criticize film

Jan. 5, 2010 at 9:51 PM   |   Comments

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GLOUCESTER, Mass., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A doctor and nurse practitioner who worked at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts are criticizing Lifetime for its upcoming film, "The Pregnancy Pact."

The movie, which is purported to be based on real events at Gloucester High School, is to air on the network Jan. 23. It is about a group of teenage girls who allegedly promised each other they would deliberately get pregnant.

None of the 17 real-life teen moms from Gloucester have confirmed this intention, however.

The Boston Herald said Dr. Brian Orr and nurse practitioner Kim Daly, who resigned in 2008 saying they didn't get the support they needed to provide contraception to students, have described the made-for-TV drama as pure fiction.

"We took care of these kids and we know for a fact that there was no pact," Orr and Daly said in a statement issued to the Herald. "The pact was totally a product of the media, and for the media in any way, movies or otherwise, to continue to take advantage of this idea of the pact is truly disgusting."

Daly said Lifetime never contacted her and called it "a little strange" to be depicted in a movie. Camryn Manheim, former co-star of "The Practice," plays her in the film.

"I hope that they don't make it seem like I was doing things that maybe I wasn't doing that could potentially upset the community," said Daly. "I anticipate it's going to cause me, probably, a tremendous amount of anxiety."

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