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Did you know that 3 in 10 teen girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20 years old? (“Teen Pregnancy”). Or that most teenagers want to be pregnant before they are 20 years old. In 2009 approximately 410,00 teens aged 15-19 gave birth in the United States and the teen birth rate remains higher than other developing countries (“Pazol”). The most shocking news to many teens having kids is that childbearing cost the United States about 9 billion annually and that the national teen birth rate was 39.1 birth per 1,000 and 37% decrease from 61.8 per 1,000 lowest in all records (“Pazol”).
“Teen Pregnancy Risks.” 27 February 2014. Web. Widom, Cathy Spatz, and Joseph B. Kuhns. “Childhood Victimization and Subsequent Risk for Promiscuity, Prostitution, and Teenage Pregnancy: A Prospective Stud.” American Journal of Public Health 86.11 (1996): 1607-12. ProQuest.
In this case, the women might not want to have the baby because she might be mentally traumatized by the incident. Having the baby could be a constant reminder to her about what she went through. If a woman gets raped, they might also end up with an STD that could have an effect on the fetus. According to The Orlando Women’s Center, nearly thirteen thousand have abortions each year because they were raped. As liberals would say, a fetus at very early stages is not a human life.