By Shanna, age 18, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
Lately I have noticed so many people these days are judgmental of anyone who may become pregnant or have children, particularly if they are under 20 and unmarried. My words to you are to take a look at people's situations before judging someone else's personal decision on why they decided to go through with a pregnancy. Yes, pregnancies are preventable, but in the real world they happen, and once you learn to accept that it is a real thing that can happen to anyone you will live so much longer.
I am speaking from experience, so I know. Please, ladies, let's not be closed-minded. This is a topic I will argue to my death. Making the assumption that you cannot better yourself while raising a child is not the way to think or live. I understand that most people have religious beliefs or other reasons against pregnancy at this age, but using abortions as a way to rid yourself of a pregnancy will slowly destroy your body. And do not think that using condoms or other forms of birth control will always prevent a pregnancy. If you do not want to get pregnant, just be abstinent. Otherwise, remember that you are playing with fire whenever you make the decision to have sex, and the more you play with fire, the more likely you are to get burned.