Why do females have an abortion? According to the Webster dictionary abortion is defined as the premature expulsion of a fetus form the womb, which may either be spontaneous (a miscarriage) or induced. Over the past years, the rate of abortion has increased rapidly. Most of the abortions rendered today are induced through an operation in removing the fetus from a female's womb. Statistics holds that 25 million babies (estimated) have been killed by abortion since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized it in 1973 (Abortion Statistics), due to the three following common factors: teenage pregnancy (unprotected sex), rape, and financial instability.
Many teenage girls are having unprotected sex, which leads to unwanted pregnancies. Most teenage girls get confused and make wrong decisions in life. For instance, teenage girls around the age of 13 to 18 experience the biological changes of hormone in their bodies, which leads them in thinking that they are mature enough to participate in any sexual activities.
They usually get pregnant and find a way to abort the child because they feel irresponsible of the situation. "Each year in the U.S. almost one million teenagers become pregnant--at enormous costs to themselves and society. Each year, nearly one million teenagers in the U.S.-approximately 10 percent of all 15- to 19-year-old females-become pregnant".