Bryant calls for strategy to curb teen pregnancies

Gov. Phil Bryant is giving newly appointed Department of Human Services executive director Rickey Berry 30 days to come up with a plan to reduce teen pregnancy in Mississippi.

Bryant is expected to make the announcement in today’s State of the State address.

Spokesman Mick Bullock said, while “state agencies must do what they can to combat the teenage pregnancy epidemic, the governor also believes the entire community – including individuals, doctors, schools, businesses and churches – is responsible for identifying teen pregnancy as an activity more dangerous than smoking.”

Clarion Ledger
1/23/12