Comment: I don't think a 16 year old should deal with that decision

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I don't think a 16 year old should deal with that decision

without their parent ever. The only reason they don't want to tell the parents is they will get in trouble. As a teen who only cares about "getting in trouble", an abortion is a much bigger decision that will hold LIFELONG thoughts whether good,bad,sad or mad.

Think back at when you were 16 and how "old" you felt you were but then remember all the terrible decisions you made on your own. I would feel terrible if my daughter was so scared to tell me she got knocked up she would rather have an abortion.

At the fed level? for sure get that out of here! but local state is where our real opinions can be voted on. That is what I hope America will return to, anytime you leave one city and enter another they might live by different rules based on their local environments and lifestyles and if you don't agree you can either VOTE or LEAVE and locate somewhere more in line with your personal local views.

I don't think 18 year olds make adult decisions either. I didn't feel capable until after I was 30 and odds are when I am 40 I will laugh at my 30 year old actions, then 50 laughing at myself when I was 40 and so on.

16 is old enough to drive, get drunk and make mistakes in life all of which I would hope a caring parent would be around still guiding the child as best they can so they don't make too many mistakes that can actually alter their life for the worst.

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