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What Would You Rather?

I personally think that if a woman wants to have an abortion, she should have every right to without being accused of murdering her unborn child. What if that woman was raped and doesn't want to have the child that her rapist gave her? Should she have to raise that child if it could painfully remind her of what happened to her to create the child? If she wants to keep the child, then great, but if she doesn't, why should she be critised about it?
And what about teen pregnancies? If a 13, 14, 15, 16, etc. year old girl gets pregnant, why should she be forced to keep it? She has the option of adoption but why bring another child into this world just to put him/her in an adoption agency where that child may be subjected to 18 years of various foster homes? And if the teen decides to keep the baby, not only will the teen possibly lose her chance of graduating high school, going to college, and overall being a normal teen, but the baby will suffer. Teens dont know how to raise babies, they're still practically babies themselves. I know there are some teens who are responsible and mature and are forced to raise their siblings, but they don't want to do that. From what I've seen, most teenagers today can not raise a baby on their own properly, therefore the baby would not grow up with as good of a life as they would if they were born with parents who are able to take care of that child. I think that if a teen is pregnant and knows they cannot give their baby a good life, they should be able to have an abortion if they wish to, without society calling that teen a murderer.
FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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so let me ask you something, is the babys fault? you are just gunna kill it cause the crime that commited his father?

Of course it's not the baby's fault. I'm pro choice, so I'm just saying that I think it's the woman's choice in whether or not she wants to have the baby or abort it. If she was raped and got pregnant then I think it should be her choice on whether she wants to abort it if she feels like it would be too hard for her emotionally to raise a child that is a product of a rape. If she wants to have it and raise this child, or put the baby up for adoption then that's great, it's her choice if she feels like she wants to do that. I'm not saying that women should just abort their baby if it's a product of a rape, I'm saying that they should be able to make a choice in whether they want to without society telling them they're a murderer.

The woman could put her baby up for adoption. Two wrongs do not make a right. Especially in this case. The baby did nothing wrong and it does not deserve to be murdered because of a tragedy that happened.

I agree that an actual rape case presents a difficult problem. It is a traumatic event and the woman is not responsible. If they are able to go with adoption, that would be good. But I understand if abortion is a more viable option in these cases; as in cases where there is a real medical issue for the mother/baby. I agree the adoption/foster situation is less than ideal, but I have known several good people who have fostered and adopted, so they are out there. I'm guessing that at least some of the teens who get pregnant are looking for love and acceptance they are not getting home; I wish there were better parents out there. I believe that teens really need to learn about birth control; it's so important. I got pregnant as a teen and considered abortion. But after seeing the ultrasound, I could not go through with it. My daughter and I are doing fine now 11 years later. Things were hard sometimes, but I definitely grew up alot and I wouldn't trade her for the world :) Just wanted to share my thoughts. Good day to you.