One Life to Live once again addresses the subject of teen pregnancy beginning on the Friday, June 10th episode with the characters of Destiny Evans (Shenell Edmonds) and Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson). The story will also involve the character of Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson) who was at the center of OLTL’s popular teen pregnancy story in 2008. Starr becomes a voice of reason for Destiny, who recently shared her first sexual experience with Matthew, as Starr wonders if she could be pregnant.
ABC Daytime has a long history of entertaining while informing, using the strong foundation of a core characters to take the audience on an emotional journey while prompting discussion among our viewers. With the support of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, OLTL’s 2008 teen pregnancy story explored 16-year-old Starr Manning’s first sexual experience and resulting pregnancy.
Kristen Alderson who has been hosting several of the video blogs on the ABC.com for the OLTL website hub, sat down with Shenell Edmonds to talk about the issues facing teens these days, if they have had a sexual encounter. For Destiny, the stakes are so high, as Matthew is in a coma clinging to life with barely any brain-activity.
Watch the discussion between Kristen and Shenell here!