My friend is fourteen and she's pregnant. Her mom wants her to have an abortion but she wants to keep the baby. It is her body. Can she call the police on her mom?
Please dont be offended I am just speaking my mind here...
Personally I feel she should keep that child to remember how careless she was...I feel if she was mature enough to have unprotected sex then she should take full responsibility in raising that child. She can get home schooled to finish her education, there is no excuse for say i cant have my ged just because I have a baby...that is pure BS!!!
The government can provide a bit of help with food stamps for her, but to just say oops I made a mistake now I wanna be rid of it...that is something I say HELL NO too!!!
Do you know how many women would risk their lives to have a child...I just heard on the news today, a 28 year old was diagnosed with cancer, they told her to forget about ever being a mother because due to treatment her body would never produce eggs. One of her doctors recommended that she freeze her other ovary before the treatment...said who knows what may happen in the future with technology growing so rapidly...10 years later she has her first miracle baby boy!
Now sit there & say that she should ab0rt that child just because she is too young...what if damage occurs to her while having that ab0rtion & she never can have a baby because of it...If she got pregnant & wants to raise that child, I say HELL YA! More Power to her for willing to make that sacrifice...if she decides that it is too much she can always give that baby up for adoption to a family would be more then happy to take that child from her & give it a loving & comfortable home.
Hell I would even do that...Adopt a baby that wasnt wanted! Why abort?! (sorry just saddens me when this subject comes up!)
You always have a choice in life...you make the wrong ones you have to deal with the consequences...If you dont want to be a mother at 14, DO NOT HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX, PERIOD!!!
I suppose each is entitled to their own opinion...I am going to have to agree to disagree...regardless of age...a child is still a child and if one doesnt wish to have one, one doesnt have to...but if already pregnant, then giving that baby up for adoption would at least give that baby a chance to live...a normal & healthy life full of love to a couple that would do anything to make that baby happy! Unless their is some birth defect or some health issue to the mother, then I have to disagree...what did women do once upon a time when the government didnt offer any help & people got married at age 12 & had 3 kids by the time they were 16...they managed to take care & responsibility of their kids & their kids grew up to be wonderful adults with kids of their own...I am not saying all 14 year olds should have kids god forbid, but if one happens to be then its a consequence one must deal with for making a decision to have unprotected sex at that age...and if this girl wants to raise that child , I support her...for her maturity & wish her all the love, luck & moral support...Getting pregnant is a blessing regardless...some of us wish it were that easy...unfortunately it's not & for some its impossible. :(
If she is a minor in MY opinion, the mother has every right to. I mean her mother is most likely going to be the one to suport her and the baby.
The government is wrong..i mean this is why many countries have to suport these kind of people...single teen mums with no finacial back up who reley on their parents and or government.
Why sould her mother be responsible for her daughters mistake?
Yeah if the kid isnt married and has a kid outta wed lock i call it a mistake or better word accident.
If i was her mother I would help my daughter not her kid, she would have to drop outta school get a job and suport her baby herself, and what 14 yr old kid wont get paied that much and then how can she affored all the sstuff needed for a baby?
No wonder majority of governements are in the sh-it.
there should be a law in all countries if ur under the age of 18 and u live under the roof of ur parents they have the say on what to do with the baby.
No O.o that would be overeacting in a major way and would probably just make things worse. What I WOULD suggest is that she sit down with her mum and talk to her about why she wants to keep her baby, and then listen to her mum's reason for why she thinks she should get an abortion. If she's 14 years old that honestly might not be a horrible idea...but at the same time it IS your friends body and she should also tell that to her mum (calmly without making it seem like she's trying to start a fight).
She is a minor, she cannot make legal decisions pertaining to the baby, her parents are her legal guardians until the age of 18, the person who got her pregnant can be charged with having sexual intercourse with a minor if the parents decide to press charges and there is a significan age difference between them, if she calls the police they will most likely side with her mother as she is a minor and in their legal care
While Adam is half right, minor or not, her mother can not force her to abort the pregnancy, period. It is against the law to force ANY person regardless of age to have an ab.ortion.
While i side with her parets and feel at the age of 14 and abo.rtion is in the best interest of the fetus and the mother - the law is what it is. NO ab.ortion clinic will perform an ab.rtion without the pregnant woman/girls consent.
Well her mom can have a bit of saying in this, she is a minor like the above said, so she can't just do whatever she wants.
I personaly belief that it's the girls choice to do what she wants to do, but then again that is my opinion.
I don't know that there is any kind of law to get her protection so I don't think the police would do any good, unless she is traying to hurt her.
Mandy's right ... even a minor has legal authority over her own child, whether it's still an embryo, or a fetus, and if she doesn't want to abort, no court will force her to.
if it was me i give my daught a choice an ab-ortion via a clinic or one via vacumcleaner xD Meaning id make her go to a clinic for one if she was 18 different story
i agree with adam