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Transcript of TEEN ABORTION

Surprising fact
People believe that a fetus is a separate human life and that it doesn't have basic human rights
Stop Abortion
Abortion isn't a popular choice of pregnant teens and the rates have decreased over the year but the numbers are still high enough to be concerning.
Reason teens choose abortion
* Most reasons for having an abortion are that they don't want their life to change, cant afford the cost of the baby, not feeling mature enough
* "An article by Linda Lowen on womensissues.com states that less than 2% of teen mothers who give birth before 18 go on to get a college degree before 30 "
Minors telling about their abortions
* "According to Abortion a book by Jacqui Bailey those who didn't tell about their abortion, 30% had histories of violence or had feared violence from their families"

* It's a law that minors must consent at least one parent about their abortion
Parents Rights on making their child have an abortion
* Abortion is the girls decision whether to have the abortion or not, their parents can't force them to into having one

* The only way parents can make their child have an abortion is if the minor is in danger of a medical emergency
* "According to an article by Linda Lowen Teen pregnancies that end in abortion declined by a third from 1986-2008 from 48%-31%"

* "An article by Linda Lowen states that In 2008 women younger than 20 had a record total of 198,100 abortions"
Statistics on Abortion
* "An article on choicespregnancy.org states that 35% of teens have an abortion instead of just having the baby"

* "An article on choicespregnancy.org says that 17% of US abortions are from teen"
Other Options
There are other things you could do other than abortion such as putting the baby up for adoption or going through with the pregnancy and having the child.
book -
Bailey, Jacqui
New York: Rosen Publishing, 2012
Internet article
Lowen, Linda
"Why Teens Choose Abortion"
womensissue.about.com, 1/29

Encyclopedia Article -
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
"Minors Should Have the Right to Consent to an Abortion"
Do Children Have Right, 2006
Akhbari, Kourosh
"Abortion Rights of Minors." 1/16/15
legalmatch.com, 1/30
internet article -
"Facts and Statistics abut teenage abortion"
visited on 2/3
internet article -
Lowen, Linda
"Teen Pregnancy Rate ans Teen Abortion Rate in the United States"
visited on 1/30
"We're all human aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving."
- J.K. Rowling
We are all the same
internet article (quotes) -
Blair, Andrew
"15 of the Greatest Pro-Life Quotes of All Time."
lifenews.com 9/3/2013
visited on 2/9/15
"I've noticed that everyone that is for abortion has already been born." - Ronald Reagan
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