REASONS FOR ABORTION
Most women believe that their children are entitled to a stable and loving family, financial security and an adequate level of attention and care.These women will chose to have a child when they feel ready.
The most common reason given to postpone childbirth and terminate a pregnancy was financial insecurity resulting from being unmarried; having inadequate support from her partner; having inadequate living space; relationship and income problems; interference with their education, with their job, their career, their responsibility to another child or dependents; did not feel mature enough or were way-past-that-stage of their lives. In general, women that decide to terminate a pregnancy believe that given their life circumstances, taking responsibility for a new baby would be a mistake and that they are not ready for an/other child.
Each woman has the responsibility to balance the risk and benefits of her pregnancy termination versus continuing the pregnancy. She has the right to decide which option is the most appropriate, in light of her personal circumstances, values and goals.
Legal abortion, like contraception, allows women to safely postpone childbearing to a time when their life circumstances are more suitable. The ultimate decision to get an abortion is a personal matter and not an act of selfishness. It can be an act of caring about yourself and about others.
The following letter illustrates one common reason: "My mother is 12 years older than me. I accidentally became pregnant and don't want to suffer the hardships she endures. I am a good student and plan to become a layer. I decided not to sacrifice my future to pay for my mistake. Thank you for your help"
You can read forty more stories written by Advocates for Youth Org at: www.1in3campaign.org
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