Teenage PregnancyI want people to stop condemning teenagers that are pregnant or mothers. In today's society, it's still pretty taboo, I get that. But the thing is: PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES. Okay? It happens. There's a lot of social pressure from peers and the media to have sex or be experienced. It's disgusting. But guess what? Adults run the magazines and tv stations that create such pressures. I'm not saying a teenager who continually has unprotected sex and uses abortion as a form of birth control instead of treating it as a serious decision and life event should have your utmost respect, or those that have the baby then choose to force their parents to raise it while they go party, I'm saying you don't know the situation. Maybe she was raped. Maybe she's not a "sl'ut" or "who're" and doesn't sleep around. Maybe she was pressured, or made an informed decision and her method of birth control failed. It boils down to this: pregnant teens face enough hate and disgust from their peers, they don't need your uninformed opinion. Bringing a child into the world at a young age, or even terminating your pregnancy, requires a lot of self-sacrifice and growing-up at a young age. And if you want to sit all high-and-mighty, consider how different your life would have been had you been pregnant at sixteen. A pregnant teen is still a human, who makes mistakes, or suffers cruelty, and they deserve respect for the sheer fact they are taking responsibility for their actions. Just because pregnancy has physical consequences and is more visible than other commonly-commited teenaged mistakes doesn't mean someone's life is ruined or that they're any more deserving of disgust than others their age.
And NO, I am NOT pregnant.