This is stupid. I was a teen mom x2, had one when I was 18 and the other when i was 19. I am now 34 and have done a fine job raising my kids. What alot of people dont realize is our bodies are programmed to start having kids when we start menstrating, not at 34 or 35 like society would like.
Basically what I would like to convey is that women have been having babies at these ages since the beginning of time...and we have survived.I had to be accountable for myself and do what I had to do and raise my kids. I think thats where the problem is. Make these young adults accountable for their decisions, make abortions illegal, hold the parents of the teen accountable and I am sure teen pregnancy will come down some. But you will never have a level thats acceptable to “society”. Just my 2 cents!
YES...what YOU said. Actions should have CONSEQUENCES. I was a young Mom too (19)....I was always pretty mature for my age....but, it makes you even more responsible, IF that is what society demands!