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Posted by Sam Patterson on October 15, 2002 00:23:36 UTC

"A young girl (16) goes to a party. She dances and whatnot for a couple of hours, when an older boy starts talking to her, slipping extasy into her drink. He brings her to his room to show her his radio. The drug takes effect, and he has sex with her. The girl knows that she had sex, and who she had sex with, although she does not remember it. A few weeks later she goes to the doctor for a physical, only to find out that she is pregnant. She goes to the boy, who denies any responsibility for his actions (for whatever reason). The girl's parents do not approve of pre-marital sex, or the person with whom she had sex. Neither her, nor her parents can take care of the girl. The girl cannot afford to take time off work. She decides to have an abortion. Is it her fault? Did she make the choice to have unprotected sex? If you were in that position, what would you do? Would you think of abortion as a more viable option? If it is not the mother's choice, than whose is it?"

This is a good question, and I'm glad you asked it. Before I answer it, let me ask you a question.

Joe's brother Dan, and Dan's wife, recently died in a car crash. They left behind 4 kids, ages 1, 3, 6, and 12. In Dan's will, he left the children to Joe. However, Joe is single and has a job at Mcdonalds. Joe can not afford to raise these children. So Joe decided to kill them all. Can you blame Joe? It's not his fault for his brother dying and leaving these kids to him. If you were in Joe's position, what would you have done?

Obviously this is just to make a point. I hope you would not kill them! But your example and this one are almost the exact same.

So here comes my answer. I believe she was put in a terrible situation, but that she did the wrong thing. She should have had the baby, and put it up for adoption, or at least got assistance for the government. Once again, this is a terrible situation, and the majority of abortions are nothing like this.


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