YMMV / 16 and Pregnant

  • Accidental Aesop: This show (and its spinoff, Teen Mom) is quite possibly an unintentional deconstruction of Good Girls Avoid Abortion, as it shows very well the consequences of choosing to keep a baby, especially for a teenager. According to at least one study, 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have contributed to a rise in support for abortion rights for precisely this reason.
    • Arguably an intentional Aesop with Teen Mom; it doesn't pull much in the way of punches about how difficult it is to raise children, even with supportive, well-off parents.
  • Memetic Mutation: At least among the people who watch it: "It's your baby, Matt. Just, like, get it through your head. We had sex a lot."
  • The Woobie: Catelynn and her boyfriend Tyler decide they can't raise a child and give her up for adoption. Most of the season is her family screaming at her, mostly because they don't think she feels guilty enough about it.
  • Tear Jerker