Teenagers and Reproductive Rights Essay by Primo

Teenagers and Reproductive Rights
This paper analyzes teenage sexual freedom given the new legalized rights of teens and their experience in other aspects of the law.
# 7382 | 1,056 words | 3 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2003 in Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Law (General)


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Description:

This paper assesses the increased rights of youth (such as lowered voting age) and queries whether this should be extended to sexual freedom and women given the legal right to make this decision from a younger age, including concepts such as parental involvement, abortion, and specific attitudes of abortion with regards to rape and incest. Looks at the pros and cons of both sides. Ultimately concludes a female teen has to accept responsibility for her sexual actions, since it is she who takes ownership of her body.

From the Paper:

"Teenagers make their own private decisions about engaging in sex and should be given the right to be the sole decider of their own reproductive fate. A teenage female who is sexually active is in essence taking responsibility for the consequences. If she opts for birth control, that is her decision. If she becomes pregnant, parental consent should not be a factor in deciding whether a teenager can obtain an abortion. In accepting her own physical maturity, a teenage female also accepts adult responsibility. As a teenage legal right, a female teen takes ownership of her adult body and owns her own behavior by making her own decision to abort or deliver a child."

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