Abortion should be more widely available to teens

Mario Rodriguez, Staff Writer

I am pro-abortion for many reasons. Negatives are outweighed by the good it does for the people of the United States and third world countries. My main reason for being pro-abortion is the fact that it keeps teens from becoming parents when they probably aren’t ready to raise a child. They are kids themselves; how can they raise a child on minimum wage?

Abortion keeps the world from getting overpopulated as well. It helps prevent people from going into poverty due to the amount of money it costs having a child, especially at a young age with a minimum wage job that pays barely enough to make it alone. The U.S economy could benefit due to fewer people needing benefits and other programs because they won’t  have children at a young age.   The economy is of huge importance, and keeping people out of poverty should be a main priority of the U.S government.

An argument against having an abortion is that every human being should be considered equal, but people that are pro-life may not know that clinics have certain regulations so that when they conduct the abortion they aren’t killing something that can be considered a living human being. In my opinion, abortion should be widely available due to teens under the age of 18 having babies. In my opinion, it’s just wrong because teens, being kids themselves, leaves them unprepared to raise a child on their own.

People do not realize the great responsibility of raising a child, so if someone is not old enough or responsible enough to raise a child they shouldn’t have one. People have left their child in an orphanage at times because they feel like they can’t accept responsibility as a parent, so if they aren’t giving a child a fair chance as being their own the two shouldn’t have ever conceived a child to begin with.

Having a child is something that people should do when they are older as well as when they have an above minimum wage job to start raising a family.  Life is essential and it should be taken into  consideration so when people against abortion say it has the right to live, well, what’s a life worth living if you have nothing to live for?

Weighing all the good and bad, my opinion, is that being pro-abortion is the better choice to make because it offers many advantages that outweigh the disadvantages.