Teen Pregnancy and Abortion

971 Words Jul 14th, 2018 4 Pages
Teenage pregnancy significantly impacts an adolescent’s education, as well as the goals they have set for themselves. Parental involvement is sometimes overlooked by the teen while deciding if abortion is the right choice. Most teenagers have access to obtain an abortion without their parents’ permission because some states consider a pregnant teen an adult. When states consider a pregnant adolescent an adult, the teen has the authority to make their own decisions. One reason why abortion is a chosen procedure by young adults is to continue their education and receive an ideal career in the future. Teens have a difficult time caring for themselves while attending school, less lone adding a child to the scenario. They realize that they are …show more content…
Laws have been made to decide if a teen has acquired a proper maturity level to bypass the involvement of parents. Adolescents go through with an abortion in order to finish their education and achieve a career.
When teenagers learn they are pregnant, their dreams become crushed. This is why some minors chose to abort a baby and continue to accomplish their goals in life. According to Medoff, “Teen mothers are less likely to complete their education, to be employed, to have high occupational attainment, to earn high wages and they are more likely to be in poverty and receive welfare assistance (Hoffman 2006)” (Medoff 177-178). Pregnancy significantly impacts a minor’s life by postponing all of the goals they have set for themselves. A baby requires all of the mother’s attention for proper nurturing. Education becomes challenging for a teen to progress in due to balancing their time with school and a baby.
Most pregnant schoolgirls leave mainstream schooling and do not return after the birth of their child. According to the girls interviewed this is often the case because they do not receive extra help and support, they are bullied or made fun of—and they cannot cope with both the baby and school once they have given birth. (Lall 226)
Caring for a baby requires the parent to put forth one hundred percent effort. Some teens that can balance the work load feel as if they will be looked upon differently and in a more negative aspect if they
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