There are many social problems happening in Malaysia today such as obesity, alcohol and drugs, violence issues, education and public schools. Among all of them, there is also abortion which is what I cherry-picked to write about today as it has been a provocative and critical concern of my generation although it has been an ongoing problem for centuries. The reason I chose this topic is that there are so many teenagers were involved in this matter today, which are because of free sex and unwanted pregnancies and abortion is increasing day by day. It is in Nancy Reagan's word that, "I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion, she should. I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder." There are statistics show that one in four of our generation is not living because they were killed before they were born.
We are not that mighty enough to stop abortion but we can try to reduce it. How to reduce abortion? Education can let the young generation to understand more about the disadvantages of abortion.
According to a 2007 report, a baby is abandoned every 10 days in Kuala Lumpur (David, 2012). As the number increases, more and more countries will legalize the brutal act of aborting babies, destroying the innocent children who could be successful world leaders, and there are reasons why is this happening. Statistics gleaned from the Health Department's Teen Pregnancy Statistics Manual 2012 showed that 2011 and 2012, there were more than 18,000 teen pregnancies. This was a marked increase from the 5,962 teen pregnancies recorded in 2010. The national average for Malaysia translates to 12 teens getting pregnant each day (Andres, 2014).