The Pregnancy Pact

Lifetime will premiere a new original movie, THE PREGNANCY PACT, this Saturday, January 23 at 9pm.

This is a pretty disturbing movie to watch, especially when you know it is inspired by a true story. Teenagers making a pact to get pregnant together is really scary and makes you wonder what would push them to do something like that.

This is definitely not what I would call a movie geared towards entertainment, but it raises an important controversial issue about America’s rise in teen pregnancies.
The Pregnancy Pact might also help raise awareness and provide educational tools for prevention to both parents and teens.

The story is pretty well structured and seen through the eyes of one of the girls in the pregnancy pact and Sidney (Thora Birch), an on-line magazine journalist, covering the events. The good thing about the film is that it doesn’t claim to have the answer as to what should be done, because after all this is a complicated issue, but it does make you think about the consequences of teen pregnancy.

If this is an issue that interests you or that you feel strongly about, you might want to take a look at The Pregnancy Pact.

The Pregnancy Pact Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, the film explores the costs of teen pregnancy with a story of a fictional ‘pregnancy pact’ set against the backdrop of actual news reports about teen pregnancy from June 2008. Sidney Bloom (Thora Birch), an on-line magazine journalist, returns to her hometown to investigate the sudden spike in teenage pregnancies at her old high school. Almost immediately, she comes up against Lorraine Dougan (Nancy Travis), the head of the local conservative values group and mother of Sara, a newly pregnant 15-year-old. Meanwhile, the school nurse (Camryn Manheim) tries to convince the school to provide contraception to students to address the pregnancy epidemic but is met with great opposition from the school and community. As the number of pregnant girls climbs to 18, a media firestorm erupts when Time Magazine reports that the rise in the number of pregnancies at the school is the result of a “pregnancy pact.” As the mystery unfolds about whether or not “the pact” is real, Sidney soon realizes that all of the attention is disguising the much larger issues that are at the core of the story.
The Pregnancy Pact stars Camryn Manheim, Nancy Travis, and Thora Birch.

Check out a preview for The Pregnancy Pact and more photos below.