Teen Abortion Essay

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National Abortion Federation (2010) reported that American women between the ages of 15 and 19 account for about 19% of all abortions and older teenagers has the highest abortion rates. Recently, the abortion debate on autonomy, rights and the way in which society views the reason for abortion. Health professionals have an ethical obligation to against a non-reasonable for abortion but still have rights to provide abortion in cases where fetal abnormality has been detected following prenatal diagnosis (McGuinness, 2009). Therefore, it is crucial that health professionals understand the basic of the abortion debate, from the perspective of their own professions, a whole society and the woman who may have had or is considering an abortion …show more content…
I knew that her parents will shock if told of the pregnancy and she would not approve of an abortion but at that time she was a student, unmarried and the most scariest thing was she had a relationship with a married man. Her pregnancy and having a baby will resulting in expelled from school, family’s shame, and being sued by a man’s wife. I was a nursing student with less experience at that time and I agreed with her that there were no other options open for her except abortion. After a short discussion then my friend made a quick decision to get an abortion. Although we both were concerned about sin but we still searched for an abortion clinic. Regarding to abortion is prohibited by law in my country therefore, all of them were illegal. I accompanied my friend to two clinics and we ran away a minute after we got into those clinics because we were too frightened to deal with the real issues in abortion. I told my friend to have her baby’s father to take a responsibility for this problem. Then, he took my friend to one clinic and she finally had an abortion. My friend was extremely upset, physical and emotional painful from abortion. My friend and I both felt guilty since then because we use our own little knowledges to support a decision-making. We did not seek for help or advice from adults. At present, my friend has a son age 14 years old while I have none. I and my friend have never talked about this bad experience which was deemed

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