It says the posters, unveiled this week, ignore the racial, economic and social factors that contribute to teenage pregnancy. One poster shows a crying baby and text that reads: "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen."
The mayor's office responded to the criticism, saying it was "past time" to be "value neutral" about teenage pregnancy. It said it was important to "send a strong message that teen pregnancy has consequences" and that they are extremely life-altering.
According to officials the numbers are going down but there are still 20,000 teen pregnancies every year.
Authorities hoping those at risk are the very ones reading these ads.