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to complete their education than their peers. Especially college students or high school students will face many hardships such as: failed grades, lower performance on tests, distraction, drop outof school due to pregnancy. These factors are the reason that leads them to abort their children. Employed single women who become pregnant face an interruption of their jobs and careers. This impacts their earning ability and may make them unable to raise a child on their own. For women who already have other children at home or are caring for aging relatives, the reduction in income resulting from pregnancy/birth may bring them below the poverty level and require them to seek public assistance.Financial responsibility is the second reason that leads to abortion. According to Linda Lowen, “73% felt they "can't afford a baby now due to various reasons such as being unmarried, being a student, inability to afford child care or basic needs of life.” (Lowen, 2014) When the mothers are too young, or they are not capable of taking care themselves and a child. Having a child is an expensive venture that not everyone can afford. Some pregnancies are unwanted because the child will have to live in poverty, or make the family’s financial situation even worse. For example, when the parents cannot afford to care for their children, the government has to provide funding from taxpayers. Which lead to more burden on the State’s financial and also the Federal. Moreover, when we talk about financial responsibility, we only focus on high school or college student, or a single woman who just enough to live independently, many expectant mothers lack the resources to cover the staggeringly high costs associated with pregnancy, birth, especially if they do not have health insurance. As a result, when a woman carries a child with a lack of medical care, attention during pregnancy places because she does not have financial support, the newborn baby will be at higher risk for complications during birth5
The Reasons Women Have Abortions and Why Abortion Should Stay LegalPham 6and in early infancy. On the other hand, many married couples who have stable jobs and saving for a child might also get into a financial crisis, imagine a situation of a single mom saving for a baby is one thing, but an unplanned pregnancy places an enormous financial burden on a woman who cannot afford to care for an infant. According to breastfeeding counselor Angela White, “thecost of an average hospital birth is approximate $8,000 and prenatal care provided by a physiciancan cost between $1,500 and $3,000. For the nearly 50 million Americans who do not have insurance, this would mean an out-of-pocket expense of $10,000.” Which means, it will cost a lotof money to raise a child from infancy through age 17. Imagine this situation a single moms or teen moms have to face when they are still in school, or lacks a steady income, or simply does not have the financial resources to continue a pregnancy with adequate medical care and give birth to a healthy baby.