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    There are many different factors that can either positively or negatively influence parental involvement among minors seeking abortions in the United States. A research study was conducted in the Chicago, Illinois area and involved minors who were seeking abortions at two clinics and one hospital. Minors ranged from the ages between 12-17. The research was gathered from 30 participants before the abortion process began. This study explores the different factors minors face when deciding whether or not to inform their legal guardians about their abortion decisions. When becoming pregnant before the age of 18, one-third of pregnant women will seek an abortion. Many states have parental involvement laws that require all minors to tell their legal guardian about their abortion decision. If minors seeking abortions in these particular states refuse to notify a parent, the court has the right to notify the minor’s legal guardian without informed consent. One of the main reasons minors did not wish to disclose their personal information to a parent was because of the fear the parent would be angry with them and have negative…

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    Regardless of abortion being legal or not, teens all around the world have had an abortion at some point to control their reproduction. Almost 350,000 U.S. teenagers under the age of 18 become pregnant every year. Abortion was used until about 1880, which was when a majority of the states in the U.S. had forbidden it unless it was used to save the life of the woman. Many abortions happen because teens are facing an unasked for pregnancy. The younger the teen is when she gets pregnant, the more…

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    Abortion is a safe and legal way to terminate a pregnancy although, many Americans do not agree with abortion being legal. In the court case of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court ruled against abortion except when necessary to save the life of the mother was constitutional.(Yeoman para 5) Twenty-eight years later, public support for abortion rights sought to discreetly stop the procedure with legislation. (Yeoman para 5) Abortion is difficult to acquire now due to having parent…

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    period, parents need to be directly involved when an abortion is going to be occurred. The consent law can allow young minors to have consent at the age of 12. The problems that are occur is when the states have exceptions of certain groups only such as teenage pregnancy or parents, and married teenagers. If the teenage…

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    "As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible.” 118 year old Nemo Nobody is the last living mortal in a world where something called telemerization has created a population of semi-immortals . He tells of his life at three critical points: at age nine, age sixteen, and age thirty-four. This is no ordinary story however, as he tells of alternate life paths, often changing course with the flick of a decision or by some seemingly insignificant event. One path leaves Nemo married to…

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    Decrease Abortion

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    Decreasing the Number of Abortions “According to a 2012 Brookings Institution report, more than 90 percent of abortions occur due to unintended pregnancy” ("Access to Free Birth Control Reduces Abortion Rates”). The cause of the increase in the number of abortions has started the controversy on how to decrease the rate of these abortions each year. There have been many conclusions and ideas on how to decrease the number of abortions and that keep that rate down, but no one has come to a definite…

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    Sexual rights are universal amongst human beings. One’s sexual rights entails “the right to sexual expression, the right to privacy, the right to be informed about and have access to needed services, the right to choose ones marital status, the right to have or not have children, and the right to make ones own decision and develop to ones full potential” (Yarber, p. 413). Every single person, e.g. man, a woman, a disabled-person, etc., is entitled to his/her sexual rights; therefore, preventing…

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    Arguments For Abortion

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    California laws, one particular abortion law is the cause of much controversy. This controversial California law states that a parent’s approval for an underaged girl to obtain an abortion is not mandatory (National Center for Youth Law). There are many who oppose this law but there are others who support it. Parental notification and approval should be mandatory for a minor to receive an abortion since the parent/guardian is legally responsible for the minor and the underaged girl’s health can…

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    exactly what abortion is: killing. 58% of people having abortions are under the age of twenty. This means that most of the people having abortions are scared and do not see another option. Not only will this woman later regret the decision she has made, but this abortion will take a serious toll on her as well, both mentally and physically. Regardless, at what stage of pregnancy is abortion no longer considered “okay”? When the fetus has eyes? Or hands? Or little toes? Considering 88.7% of…

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    feel about abortion? Do you believe in it? Is it becoming a big controversy? Abortions shouldn 't be legal or performed. I have many reasons for this is because it 's basically killing a person. Abortion is not justified because it affects a woman 's health, the emotional strain, and her life becomes more unstable knowing what she has done in the past. Many people argue that abortion affects a woman 's health, and it also affects her emotionally and physically. It is mostly argued that a women…

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