Definition of the Problem (1) A few years ago, I watched a terrifying story on ABC's 20/20. It was a story about a teenage girl who had gotten pregnant. She successfully managed to keep her pregnancy from everyone, even her immediate family. She secretly gave birth to a baby girl -- by herself -- at the basement of her house. Out of fear, she covered the baby with a blanket and the baby died. There was an investigation and trial on the teenage girl, whether she should be convicted of murder or not. Every year about one million young women under the age of twenty, become pregnant. Eighty-four percent of these pregnancies are unwanted pregnancies and about forty-two percent of them are aborted. In most of the United States, a minor must have a parental consent before undergoing the procedure of abortion. This is a problem because many of the girls who become pregnant become fearful and attempt suicide, run away, or they commit crimes, such as killing their new born. The law deprives teens of their rights and their privacy. In developing countries, as many
as 200,000 women die each year due to unsafe abortion. The law must not drive our teens to seek unsafe abortion. The law must protect the minors.
(2) Some courts have declared this law as unconstitutional. The solution I want to propose is legalizing abortion for minors, all across the nation. Some states have already declared the parental consent law as unconstitutional.
(3) For my readers, I plan to target the pro-choice audience who are still against minor abortion without parental consent. Some people in favor of women's choices still oppose to this highly controversial subject. I also plan to reach out to the general public, which include parents and lawmakers of the nation: the Legislatures, Senators, and Judges. (I do not plan to persuade the people who oppose abortion to convert to abortion advocates because that is an entirely different