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In no situation, aside from health problems leading to the death of the mother and child, should abortion ever become an option. If you are not ready to be a mother, you didn't plan for it, etc., it's still not an option. Would you go out and murder someone walking down the street? So why would you ever kill an innocent, unborn human? Especially one that is half of you? Even if rape is involved, would you murder an innocent neighbor child because you were raped? Think of how your life would be different if even one person you know had never existed: multiply that by hundreds of thousands. More people have been killed by abortions (in the US only) in the past six years than Jews died in the Holocaust (there are app. 1.37 mil each year). By this time tomorrow, app. 3,700 more babies will be dead. I truly am sorry if it was a mistake, if the mother's not ready, even if there was rape involved. But that is still no reason to take a human life! I am fourteen (yes, fourteen), and I would not do it! Never would it even cross my mind! Only God can create life; only He should take it away. You wouldn't kill your family, you wouldn't kill a friend, you wouldnt kill a child (or anyone!) on the street, why in the Hell (literally!!!) would you kill an innocent baby, especially your own?
by the way, the statistics in this argument are taken from >http://www.abortionno.org/Resources/
Disgruntled kid? I think not. And, to answer your question, YES, I will be perfectly fine with my children doing everything I do when I go out late at night- walk around, meet friends, see a movie, enjoy myself.
And for your additional information, I do my homework (GPA-4.4), and you very well know that only few teenage girls get pregnant, and that does not mean that every one of us does. Obviously, if teens believe it is ok to be sexually active at such a young age and when unmarried, then obviously the parents (that would be you in case you didn't catch on, joe) have done something wrong to lead their teens to believe that.
I will not be a good little girl and go to bed-although it is extremely late, I have to stay up doing my homework.
thank you for hurting your own side of the argument! i can assure you all, most teenagers (at least all the ones _I_ know), just want to hang out!! if teens are breaking the law by smoking or drinking, they should be on probation or in juvie! if they are irresponsible enough to have sex at that age, maybe their parents shouldn't be letting them out??
this is an issue of parenting, not legislating.
i completely agree. i am 14 (haha) and neither my mother, my friends, my friend's mothers, nor i, have problems with us being out until 10 or 10:30. when i am 16, my parents will most likely allow me to stay out until around midnight, seeing as i am responsible and not a trouble maker.
and, by the way, the majority of us teenagers don't 'fornicate' as soon as the clock goes past 10, and making all the responsible ones stay in won't stop the others from doing it.
my town has teen curfew laws (although they are not enforced), and i think it is one of the stupidest laws to waste time passing.
i dont even believe in abortion either way...but if it does happen, then she does not have the right to make anyone pay for her choice, unless, as mentioned before, it is due to rape, incest, etc. the only people responsible for the pregnancy are the parents, and they choose to take a chance, which is their problem, not the people's.
amen i say unto you! i couldnt agree more. allow teens to receive permits at 15 instead of 15 and 7 months, and maybe a 'school' or 'residential area' permit at 14 1/2.
i totally support the Graduated Driver's License program, but see little benefit to just raising the driving age.
btw, i am 14.
'innocent, mature adults'? if 16 yr olds are too 'immature' to handle it, how can they handle high school, jobs, homework, extracurricular activities, and college prep? would everyone rather have legal adults, 18 yr olds, just barely receiving licenses, with no experience when they are free to do as they please on the road without parental and governmental restrictions? just because someone turns 18, doesn't mean they automatically will become better drivers.