'Forever 21' launches maternity line

July 20, 2010 5:22:01 AM PDT
The popular teen clothing store "Forever 21" is defending its new and controversial maternity clothing line.

The new line is called "Love 21," and many people feel the trendy store for teens is sending the wrong message.

The company's vice president says more than 80 percent of their customers are over 18, and the "Love 21" line is aimed at those older customers.

The company also says it is just a coincidence that the maternity line was launched in three of the states with the highest teen pregnancies in the nation.