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Pessimism at Any Cost, Redux: Teenage Pregnancies are Rising

December 11th, 2007 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

A few weeks ago, I questioned whether conservatives have reasonable grounds to be optimistic about teenagers’ sexual mores. My thoughts were in response to an article by Peter Wehner and Yuval Levin, which argued that the social indicatores point toward progress. With respect to teenage pregnancy, they wrote:

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.