Abortion

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abortion


I'm late for my period. I've never had sex willingly. Oh God I hope it wasn't from that
night. How can I live with myself or tell some one my secret. No one will believe me, it
was my own boyfriend. It's my fault anyway, I should've wanted to have sex, he told me we
were going to get married. Where is he now? He said he'll love me forever, I need him by
my side. I think I'm going to take the test. I can't be pregnant! How can I explain to the
child that I don't want it. I have major plans like college and meeting my Prince
Charming. I don't want to have a kid, especially since it's face is going to remind me of
the worst night of my life. I can't be pregnant I'm only 18 years old. I have college to
go to next year, I'm not even with Bill anymore.

"NO! STOP!!! PLEASE STOP!!!!" I cried as this "man" took me into his world, one in which I know I didn't belong.
"ATLEAST PUT A CONDOM ON!! WHO ARE YOU? WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME? PLEASE STOP!!!!" I
kept crying and he was in such rage and had such determination that I would succomb to his
ways and enjoy the most horrible experience of my life.

So, I'm going to take a pregnancy test. I pray I'm not pregnent. I can't imagine telling
anyone. They know I don't believe in premarital sex. I still consider myself a virgin.
I've never told anyone about that night, so if I just end up pregnant, who is going to
believe me? I hope my mom stays by myside, I know she is going to be outraged. I hope Bill
will put it his two cents in, should I even tell him? Abortions are legal in my state. It
seems like a reasonable thing to do. I don't want to kill my baby or throw him away in the
dumpster. I would put it up for adoption, but every morning and night for the next nine
months I am going to relive that horrible night. Roe v. Wade was based on this case. In
1973, The state of Texas had outlawed abortions. The Supreme Court declared the law
unconstitutional, but refused to order an injuction againts the state. On January 22,
1973, The Supreme Court voted the right to privacy including abortions. In, 1976
Parenthood v. Danforth (Missouri) ruled that requiring consent by the husband and the
consent from a parend if a person was under 18 was unconstitutional. This case supported a
woman's control over her own body and reproductive system. Justice William Brennan stated:
"If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or
single, to be free from unwanted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally
affecting a person as the decision to bear or beget a child." Abortion is one of the most
controversial issues in the world today. Everyone has their own individual opinion. I
think I'm going to debate the situation. Although, I don't want to be considered a whore
or a murderer, I definately don't want to be considered a mother to a fatherless child.

First before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define abortion.
Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the
mothers womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley
abortions and even to abortions by clinics set up especially for this purpose. There are
two sides to this abortion topic the PRO-LIFE which is those who are against abortion
altogether and the PRO- CHOICE or those who believe it is the womans right to choose if
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