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County Tables Vote on Plan to Pay Teens Not to Get Pregnant

Posted December 9, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Officials in New Hanover County have been talking for weeks about a controversial plan to give teen girls money for notgetting pregnant.

The idea went up for vote Monday night and it appears it was a little too hot to handle. County leaders have tabled a vote on the proposal indefinitely.

The plan would have set up a lottery to pay girls up to $25,000 to stay in school and get pregnant.