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Value of Life

  • Date Submitted: 05/14/2010 05:21 AM
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The Truth About Teen Pregnancy and how it has been misjudged in many different ways. Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years, it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. Here in the US we all have our own way   of thinking. Freedom of speech has become a major issue in the us, but some comments are irrelevant to the actual thruth. In the US 3 out of 5 adults say, “it is a baby raising a baby”.   There is definitely much more to being a parent then appearance. On March 2006 during a Womens History Month it was calculated that in the US out of 149 million women, 85.5 million were mothers. Also that out of those 85.5 mill. Only 63 million were actually legally married. That included women of all ages. Which also made a huge statement, that teen mothers were not the only single mothers out there. There are women that may relate to a teen mother, but there are also some that will never be able to relate.
                        First, let me inform you that the teenage birthrates are still higher in the 1990's than they were only a decade ago. The United State's teenage birthrate exceeds that of most other industrialized nations, even though American teenagers are no more sexually active than teenagers are in Canada or Europe. (Gormly 348) Recent statistics concerning the teen birthrates are alarming. The number of teen mothers in the US has increased very quickly. There are now 75,000 pregnancies per year. Eight in ten of these births resulted from unintended pregnancies. Also 81% of those pregnancies are from unmarried teens. In 3 out 10 occasions the single teen mothers prefer not involving the father, instead they would rather be single. The very devastating truth is that 1 put of 7 teen girls are unaware who the father may be. By the age of eighteen, one out of four teenage girls will have become pregnant. (Newman 679)
                      Although the onset of pregnancy may occur...


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