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The Problem of Abortion and Teenage Pregnancy

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I. Introduction to the Problem (Abortion and Teenage Pregnancy)
“The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts--a child--as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the dependent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners.” – Mother Theresa.

Somewhere in the world, right this second, there is a baby being born. Somewhere in this world, at this exact moment, there is also someone who is having unprotected sex, someone who is making a life and death decision about the consequences of their actions. The general population of the United States of America has been on a steady increase for quite some. Right now, the population is holding at 321,449, 800, according to the US Census Bureau (2013). Yet, there are more popular additions to the United States population growth in present day, than in the past. Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion have been increasing lately, yet, how much do these two controversial aspects to the population growth affect the population of the United States as a whole? And how much of that is going to affect us economically and individually? Is teenage pregnancy and abortions a big problem that threatens our population, the way that we see it? Well, the answer just might surprise you—it doesn’t.

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