High school senior, Gaby Rodriguez, was not really pregnant. It was just a social experiment. At least that’s the excuse she gave her fellow students of a south-central Washington high school as they assembled for the big “reveal.” Only a select few knew the true nature of Rodriguez’s baby bump, her mother, her boyfriend, her principal, and one sibling. Beyond them, everyone else was in the dark.
The purpose of the six-month lie? “To fight against those stereotypes and rumors” pregnant teen-moms are surrounded with when facing a life-altering challenge such as teen pregnancy.
But has Rodriguez’s deception helped teen mothers out there who can’t unstrap the prosthetic belly at the end of the day? Is it okay to lie to prove a point? And if this doesn’t affect teen moms, what can we do to help? As Christians, what should our response be to them?
What do you think?