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Krystal Wein English Comp II I-Search Paper My mom was nineteen when she got pregnant. Her parents were Catholic and she was not married before she had sex. Her mom told her she didn’t have to get married if she didn’t want to. They said they were not going to force her to get married just because she was pregnant. I can’t even imagine what was going through her head. My parents made a mistake that turned out wonderful because they created me. As I sat there and thought about the different options the media gives teens about pregnancy, it dawned on me that one of those abortions could have been me. I was around thirteen when I started doing research on abortion and the reasons people choose to have them. Currently seventy four percent of women in the United States have abortions because having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities. Seventy three percent say they cannot afford to have a child. Forty eight percent of women say they do not want to be a single parent, or have relationship problems with their husband or partner. Less than two percent of the women in the world have abortions because of medical reasons or rape. (9) This proves that most people who think abortion is acceptable if a woman was raped are wrong for wanting to keep abortion legal. Many people don’t realize that most of the people who receive abortions do it because they simply don’t want their life to change or they think they can’t provide for a child. If people would do as much research on food stamps, welfare, WIC or non-profit organizations for teen pregnancy as they did on abortions they would realize that there are many ways to provide for you and your baby. I am very convinced that a high number of abortions come from people being selfish, ignorant, and irresponsible. Of course, everyone has a right to their own opinion. There are always those rare cases where it is a
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necessity and for those people I have a lot of sympathy. I can’t imagine having to lose my own child or killing my child willingly. There are many complications and risks that come with getting an abortion like death, future miscarriages, lacerations, cancer, behavioral changes. Some of these behaviors include having unprotected sex, smoking, using drugs, and eating disorders. More severe risks involved are cancer and even death. Most peoples’ general health decreases significantly after having an abortion.(1) I have done extensive research on this topic already but it is a little outdated since the statistics change every year. Most of my research came from the U.S. census, educational websites, and articles from newspapers from the Jefferson college library, and random books. I plan on going over all of those sources again and getting more information that is updated. The questions I am going to have answered are going to pertain to the contradictions between people who are pro-life and pro-choice and why they feel the way they feel. I am very interested to see what the outcome of my survey and interview is. Many people have very opposing views on this
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