Most teens are embarrassed to talk to their parents or go to the doctors, but they don’t realize that it only takes one time for them to get pregnant (Berlfein 68).
Could parents help prevent some of these abortions or even pregnancies happening?
Nowadays pregnancy is very common in teens, thus making abortion rates increase.
A teen the age of seventeen is likely to carry her baby the whole term.
If a woman has rights over her body, then the unborn baby has those rights too. The appeal to a woman's right over her body as a justification for abortion backfires because the right must also be extended to the child (Schwarz 123).
An unplanned, unwanted, and unexpected pregnancy can create an emotional rollercoaster for the woman and others involved.
According to Shettles, "Scientists identify the first moment of human life as that instant when a sperm cell unites with an ovum or egg cell" (18).
Most pro-choice supporters do not believe the fetus is a person until the first or second trimester.
Some believe abortion should be made illegal for moral reasons and to protect the rights of an unborn fetus.
Others argue abortion must remain legal to protect a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body.