Should abortion be legal for teens who are 16 and older?

  • Yes, abortion needs to be legal for anyone who can become pregnant.

    A pregnancy is a serious medical condition that can impact one's life forever. Even when the mother decides to use adoption, she still is at a high risk of death or health complications from pregnancy alone, and thousands of children in the foster system who do are not adopted live dangerous lives that make them perpetuate the cycle. Everyone should be able to terminate this life-altering condition.

  • Abortion should be legal, but only in exceptional circumstances.

    Abortion should be legal for teens in exceptional circumstances. For example, if a girl in high school was raped and she got pregnant as a result, she should be allowed to abort so that she can continue in high school and get her diploma. However, abortion should not be recommended as an option as a matter of convenience due to having sex too early.

  • Teens are not idiots.

    Most teens are just as competent as adults, and therefore should be able to make life decisions and evaluate the consequences of it. I agree with everything that has already been said and all I can think to add is that every situation is different and there is any number or reasons why a woman could choose to abort, but they are all valid and someone should not be forced to birth a baby they don't want

  • Abortion should be legal, but with parental/guardian approval.

    Abortion should not be decided by the government. Abortion needs to be decided by the woman pregnant and her family. Deciding whether or not to have an abortion is difficult, but under certain circumstances where they cannot support the unborn child, they may have no choice but to have an abortion. If the government makes abortion illegal, there is a high probability it will happen anyway. The way someone will have an illegal abortion is not safe, and will most likely be done by someone with little experience. It's best for abortion to be legal so The People have a choice.

  • Abortion should be legal with parental consent for teens who are 16 and older.

    If parents are willing to consent to an abortion, it should be legal for teens who are 16 years and older. The decision to get an abortion, though, is a mentally challenging one even for adults. It is important, therefore, that some form of counseling also be mandatory prior to and post abortion to help teen girls who undergo an abortion to get back on track to a healthy mentality.

  • No it should not be legal.

    It should not be legal for anyone much less people who are under 16. People are still juveniles until they are 18 and it is illegal for them to do a lot of stuff so abortion should especially be illegal for them. Abortion is just murder and that is not legal for anyone.

  • Abortion for teens 16 and up should not be legal.

    Teens who are under the age of 18 are legally still minors in the eyes of the law. Teens under 18 are not legally allowed to do many things that adults are allowed to do. Teens need the emotional support of their parents to make such a huge decision as having an abortion.

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