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Registered: 05-21-2008
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Thu, 08-28-2008 - 9:44pm

Abortion is ok??!! I cant even believe this! Horrible! Yes I am a teen momma because I didnt have an abortion omg imagine if i would of had one, my baby wouldnt be here and I would b a mess. I AM PRO-LIFE:) Be responsible and step up. You had sex, got pregnant, now your a mom.


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Registered: 05-06-2007
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 11:15am

"Age has NOTHING to do with maturity or ability to parent."


Again, I'm going to have to disagree.

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Registered: 08-31-2004
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 2:01pm

In a sense we already do that, in that there is a law stating the age at which people can legally start having sex. Theoretically if everyone obeyed the law, there would be no 15yo mothers.

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Registered: 02-07-2006
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 2:40pm
Is there a law about when someone can have sex? Obviously, not talking about any kind of statutory rape law.
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Registered: 08-31-2004
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 2:43pm

Well...yes. It's called the age of consent. In the UK it's 16. If everyone stuck to that law, no 15yo would ever get pregnant, as no person under 16 can lawfully have sex.

baby siggy
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Registered: 02-07-2006
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 2:50pm
Duh, thanks, blanked on that one. Yes, age of consent in Kansas is 16 as well.
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Registered: 08-31-2004
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 2:53pm
LOL, no problem. I was so confused reading your post ;oD
baby siggy
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Registered: 01-15-2008
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 3:46pm

<<"Age has NOTHING to do with maturity or ability to parent."

Again, I'm going to have to disagree. Parenting includes more than just loving a child and making sure they have shelter and their bellies aren't empty. What about health insurance? How is a 15 year old going to provide health insurance for a baby? How are they going to pay for dr visits, Rxs, emergencies? These are all things that factor into someone's ability to parent.
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But none of them have to do with ability to parent STILL. There's a whole class of people called "the working poor" who actually have jobs and are ADULTS who can not provide Health insurance for thier kids...so not having insurance doesn't negate ability to parent, neither does driving a car, nor owning your own home...
Next argument?

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Registered: 05-11-2006
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 4:25pm

""I personally think 15-year-olds should be able to keep their babies if they choose. But I would caution very strongly against choosing that road, particularly if there isn't a very willing and able support system ready to pick up the slack.""


I agree with this.


I don't recommend that a teenager keep her baby, but I wouldn't force her to give it up either.

Lori
**Navy Wife to Eddie since Dec 2002**
* Childfree by Choice *

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Registered: 10-06-2010
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 7:41pm
I just wanted to say I agree with you 100%! I know there are some good responsible teens mom out there but the majority of teen parents are NOT in any way ready for a child and end up passing a lot of the responsibility of their child on to a parent.
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Registered: 10-06-2010
In reply to: mommy_nycha
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 7:44pm

I'm curious, how do you have your own place at 17? Did you finish HS?

How are you at 17 able to support yourself and a baby when at 17 you would not normally have finished HS yet?

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