Polygamist Sect Teens Pregnant - The News Junkie
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Monday, April 28, 2008

Polygamist Sect Teens Pregnant

Officials: 31 Of 53 Girls From Sect Ranch Have Been Pregnant:

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Texas child welfare officials say more than half the teen girls swept into state custody from a polygamist sect's ranch have been pregnant.

Child Protective Services spokesman Darrell Azar says 53 girls between the ages of 14 and 17 were living on the ranch in Eldorado. Of that group, 31 already have children or are pregnant.

State officials took custody of all 463 children at the Yearning For Zion Ranch more than three weeks ago after a raid prompted by calls to a domestic violence hotline.

They neglected to mention this stat during their appearance on Larry King Live. It's a pretty damning revelation that more than 50% of these teenagers are or have been pregnant.

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