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Many may argue this topic of abortion and both have strong evidence on each side of the argument to say why they are correct and why you should agree with them; some people feel that teens should be allowed while others may disagree. This paper will focus on why teens should not be allowed to have abortions and the effects of it.
What is abortion? Abortion is the name of the process that talks about the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to terminate an existing pregnancy. This process can only be done within the first six months of the pregnancy. (Soanes)
The Feminist Women’s Health Center explain that teenagers who are sexually active who does not use any contraception has a 90 percent chance of becoming pregnant within the first 12 months of being sexually active. Teens also become pregnant when contraceptive methods, such as birth control pills and condoms fail. In those groups of teens who become pregnant, more than one-third obtain an abortion, a forceful termination of the pregnancy through the removal of the embryo or fetus from the uterus. (Welton)
In the 19th century, most of the states in the United States of America had no detailed laws on abortion. Women were able to terminate a pregnancy on their own if they choose to without any assistance of any type of doctor or person with a medical background. A Connecticut statue which was later followed by a New York law in 1829, use the following 20 years to make laws restricting abortions which affected the providers and women who were going to use the route of abortion. The first federal law regarding abortion was the Comstock law of 1873. The Comstock law allowed postal workers to open any mail or packages regarding abortion or contraceptio...

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