Teenage Abortion

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Abortion is a heavily debated issue in our country. Many people believe it is immoral and unethical, while some see it as a necessity. Whether the fetus is one or forty-five weeks old, many still see it as murder. At what point of the term of a woman’s pregnancy, is a fetus considered a human being? This issue is still up for further debate. The debate in regards to abortion stems from whether a woman should have the right to end her pregnancy or give birth. I personally do not believe in abortion, however, I also believe it is a woman’s right to make that decision, especially in situations regarding teen pregnancy, financial hardships, rape, and incest. The following paragraphs will describe these circumstances in greater detail, supporting why I support pro choice abortion rights. The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate of all developed countries. A sexually active teen that does not use contraception has an increased chance of becoming pregnant. Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult experiences a young person might ever face when it interrupts school and many other life experiences. It can create an emotional crisis resulting in feelings of shame and fear, and it may appear that you will crumble under pressures in your surroundings. The stress of how you are going to break this news to your parents might be even greater, and finding help may seem an impossible task. I agree that there are several circumstances where a woman may come to a decision to have an abortion. An unplanned teen pregnancy is a firm example of pro choice abortion. The teen in this situation make not be mentally, emotionally, or physically able to care for a child, so having an abortion maybe the best decision for her. On the other hand, if the teen chose to give birth to an unwanted baby, the child could be at risk for underdevelopment due to inexperience. Conceiving a child during financial hardships may bring upon the choice to terminate a pregnancy. This...
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