Teen Pregnancy

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Teenage Abortion

Teen pregnancy in today's society has become a huge issue in this era. Most of these teenager's are still in high school and have no way of having anyone to help them. Most are eventually going to be single parents raising a child or aborting the child. "In 1999…over 148,000 teenage pregnancies ended in abortion" (advocatesforyouth.org). This leads teenage mother's to parent their child in single-parent homes or have illegal abortions. Even though some of these teens have no knowledge on the effects on abortions they find it to be the easiest way to make the situation better. However, aborting a child may not always be the best answer to solving a problem, but it should be a decision they are able to make on their own. There have been plenty of teenage abortions and it is usual for a woman to have had an abortion. "About one in three American women will have had an abortion by the time she reaches age 45" (guttmacher.org). It is likely for any woman to have an abortion, even those that thought they would never do it. "50% of women having abortions are in their 20"s; 61% have one or more children; 67% have never married; 57% are economically disadvantaged; 88% live in a metropolitan area and 78% report a religious affiliation" (guttmacher.org). Having an abortion seems to be common in America. So regardless of what is said there are still those few who will continue to do illegal abortions. "The teenage abortion ratio is 375 abortions per 1,000 births to women ages 15 to 19. The teenage abortion rate is 18 per 1,000 women ages 15-19" (advocatesforyouth.org). "One out of every 20 girls becomes pregnant the first time she has sex" (Cavendish, 12). Most of these teens are young and are afraid to tell their parents. "Of teenage women who become pregnant, about 35% choose to have abortions rather than bear a child" (prochioice.org). They have a number of reasons for wanting a baby. Some come from families where they've received little affection...
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