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Should teenagers that get pregnant keep their children?

  • If they are capable

    Many teenage mothers get over the shock of finding themselves pregnant and go on to bring up their child well in an environment of love and care. It's a fallacy to assume that all teenage pregnancies lead to unwanted and uncared for babies, and to decide that because the baby was an accident it shouldn't be born into a loving family is just incredibly sad. It is getting easier for single young mothers to bring up babies wonderfully and then go back into education or work - a mistake doesn't have to ruin lives.

  • Yes of course

    I mean, you chose to have underage sex, you should have to keep your child. You made it, you keep it. I mean, I get the pleasure and stuff like that, but did you look ahead? You didn't expect to have sex and have a child and not keep it, did you? You have to keep your child.

  • She wanted to be foolish enough to do it

    Let her pay the consequences. I'm sorry I have to be so rough and blunt, but sometimes a girl has to learn -- you don't want this responsibility, don't engage in sex. Period. Wait. That's the problem with kids today. There is no patience. Just straight sex and screwing. No sense of responsibility.

  • It's not the child's fault.

    If a teenager is stupid enough to get pregnant, that has no tie to the child. That kid is alive and should not be blamed or punished for their mother getting pregnant young. If the mom gets pregnant, keep the child and love it as much as you possibly can.

  • Be Responsible in what you do.

    - Be aware of your actions and consequences. Sex can lead to many things including pregnancy. If you have sex you automatically put your self at risk. Obviously an option that works 100% of the time is abstinence however, in this day and age it is very rare to use this method. Stay Protected or Face the consequences that may come your way.

  • It Truly Depends

    If a teen chooses to have sex, they must think about the proper precautions. Like birth control, condoms, etc. But these do not always work and sometimes faulty precautions can result in teen pregnancies. Thinking of what could happen would be a good thing but sometimes its in the heat of the moment where your mind is racing and you just aren't thinking.
    Women are born with the ability to take care of a child. We provide the food, love and care needed. Most times it just comes natural. Other times mothers dont have the necessary tools at hand to take care of a child and it is in the childs best intrest to be put up for adoption.
    Normally teens don't plan to get pregnant and just as the parents of the teen should love and support their daughter in this time of confusion. And I wont even go into abortion because I belive that it is wrong. Overall while teens are young and aren't always the best at decision making. They did make a stupid decision that they should own up to.

  • It is their kid

    Because they had the kid, it should be their choice as to whether they should keep the kid or not. I think that most of them would choose to keep the kid, as they had just had it. Also, they would be much better at taking care of their own kid than someone else, because it is theirs and they would not belong to the other person taking care of the kid.

  • It is their kid

    Because they had the kid, it should be their choice as to whether they should keep the kid or not. I think that most of them would choose to keep the kid, as they had just had it. Also, they would be much better at taking care of their own kid than someone else, because it is theirs and they would not belong to the other person taking care of the kid.

  • It is their kid

    Because they had the kid, it should be their choice as to whether they should keep the kid or not. I think that most of them would choose to keep the kid, as they had just had it. Also, they would be much better at taking care of their own kid than someone else, because it is theirs and they would not belong to the other person taking care of the kid.

  • It is their kid

    Because they had the kid, it should be their choice as to whether they should keep the kid or not. I think that most of them would choose to keep the kid, as they had just had it. Also, they would be much better at taking care of their own kid than someone else, because it is theirs and they would not belong to the other person taking care of the kid.

  • Most teenagers are not ready to become parents

    Firstly, people rarely have sex in order to have children. Secondly, most teenagers don't have the emotional maturity/ability to take proper care of children. Thirdly, it is such a financial burden on not only the parents, but the government too if the father leaves, or the mother is a shoddy parent etc.

    If a certain person continues to be irresponsible, then sure, I could hear an argument that would prevent him/her from abortion tools. But bringing children into the world when neither/ only one of the parents wants the child is NOT fair on the child and/or the parent that doesn't want the child. Have an abortion within the first term and the fetus won't suffer.

  • Not at all

    There are two reasons any teenager would choose to have a child-
    1. They are stupid
    2. The child is a mistake
    In either case the person should be made to either abort or give the child away, as the child will either grow up with a stupid or uncaring mother.

  • That ruins a kids life

    You shouldn't force a teenager to give birth and put physical strain on herself because of it, and also never care for the child. If a teenager gets pregnant, why would you force them to not be able to live life to the fullest until they are ready later in life to support a child? Kids (teenagers my age) are in no way shape or form ready to raise a kid. The mom, dad, grandparents, and other family members would have to pitch in to support one child, and some teenagers don't have that kind of support, using the child as a "lesson learning" item rather than a baby.There's simply no reason to force someone to have kids, no matter what the age.

  • Teenager should have informed choice, not just keep the child

    You keep the child, you burden your parents with raising it cz you are a teenager and can't give the child a proper upbringing, and don't have the money to provide him/her with basic necessities, so basically the child burdens the society and his grandparents. A child should not be seen as a kind of punishment for sex - cz how will the teenage parents treat such child? Not well - and that will result in an unhappy life for the child and the parents. Furthermore, it ruins the life of the teenager cz she won't be able to succeed in life and finish her education now that she has such a burden.

  • They are too young

    Teenagers should not be taking care of a child at this age, they should be in school learning something new instead of banging in their parents. They are way to young and don't have the time to take care of a child. It costs money and time! I think the government should take their child until they are at an appropriate age to take care of the infant.

  • Not old Enough

    They are too young to have a child at this age, the government should take their child away from them until they're at the appropriate age to take care of the child.M They need money, food, a house and everything else to take care of a child. It would be extremely difficult for a teenager t take care of a child at that age.

  • Need to focus on school

    Teens don't need to be at home wasting their time on a kid when they have their whole life to do that! They need to be in school rather than out having sex. When you miss these skills that you learn in school you can't get them back. You can't say not have sex but teens should know how not to get pregnant! This is why schools have sex education so kids can educate themselves

  • Can't afford it! Abortion time!

    Babies are hella expensive. Their diapers cost a fortune same with their food. Their toys amd their clothes too! When she goes to school monday to friday, have fun trying to find a way to afford a sitter in those days for 6 hours. Worst part is that kid's health care. Not even 3 minimum wage jobs with trying to balance school and social life will properly take care of this kid. So i will say... Abort that oops baby!


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Preston says2014-07-18T19:56:21.600
Where was this picture taken, it looks so sketch, like out of the back of a car