Teenage abortion has been an ongoing nation wide argument for many years. Is it okay? Is it inhumane? Though some states require parental notification or permission, teenage abortion is legal in all American states. We are currently living in a time where issues as little as a teenager requiring aspirin in a school require parental permission, yet currently over twenty states permit teenage abortion, the killing of an innocent infant, without any form of approval what-so-ever from a family member.
Due to the passing of parental notification laws within Minnesota during the 1980’s (American Journal of Public Health, "Impact of the Minnesota Parental Notification Law on Abortions and Births," March 1991), teenage abortion has declined significantly. By 1992, several states had followed the trend and enacted parental notification and consent laws, causing more significant declines in twenty-nine states.
In doing so, this shows the concern and willingness within parents to protect their children and choose to allow the birth of infants, instead of the harsh choice of aborting such babies.
However, not all people acknowledge and accept the religious implications and moral arising from the biological reality of abortion. Choosing to ignore the risks of abortion, the advocates of the “Pro Choice” movement have continually made a strong stance.
Whether you decide to give birth or abort your child, teenage abortion is a very serious decision that will impact your life for quite some time significantly. People close to you will surely have a strong opinion on your choice, but you will live with your decision for the rest of your life. It is very important. Even if people condemn your decision, remember that it is yours, not theirs.
Once an abortion has taken place, the infant is dead. It cannot be undone. Be sure to take some time to yourself and think over not only what you will be doing to your body, but the life inside your body. Carrying the child and bringing a new child into this world will force you to endure some criticism and inconvenience, but also the greatest joy God has given us here on earth.