Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Ohh, there were more than 5 freshman/sophomores in my school that were pregnant, and 3 in my grade that had their kids beginning of our senior year..Not to mention the dozens of children that had miscarriages or abortions.
While I don't see an issue with having sex (I did it, I can't be a hypocrit), there is an issue with not using anything and thinking it's great when you get pregnant.. o.o I know one of the freshman was actually TRYING to get pregnant last year..absolutely ridiculous. Children cannot have children and think they can parent them. I'm 18 and would die if by some miracle I got pregnant..I have college and horses to train after that..not only would I not be able to afford a child, I wouldn't be a suitable parent because I still can't always control my anger issues. I might never be able to be a suitable parent..but I'm not planning on having a child before I feel that I am.
If anything, these kids having kids should give the baby up for adoption or to a willing parent/family member to raise, IMHO. While I have no issue with abortion (what I personally would do if I wasn't ready to be a parent), not everyone agrees with it, and I see it especially with the younger groups of kids coming into high school. While they may be pro-life or what-not, they need to realize that they aren't ready for a baby and figure out a plan. 14yr olds don't have jobs and a steady place to stay. I know some parents would try to force their child into having the child and being made to take care of it as "punishment" for getting pregnant..but I feel that that is completely unjust and wrong to the new child, as they're not going to be raised right and the majority of them (around here, from what I understand) turn out to be drug addicts, non-paid prostitutes, etc. It's no good for either of those children, both mentally and physically.
But, that's just my take on it and I don't expect everyone to agree with it. To each their own.
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