To Kill a Baby, or Not to Kill?

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Imagine yourself as a young woman who is scared and shaken because you just found out you were pregnant. The guy whom you thought you would spend the rest of your life with has now left you because he does not want to get involved with a baby. You are only 15 years old with three years of school left ahead of you. Your father is a well-respected businessman, and your mother is the secretary at one of the local churches. You are afraid to tell anyone because you are ashamed and do not want to let your family down. You spend most of your time panicking inside because you have no one to turn to for help. Then, while scrambling inside your brain to find a solution, a commercial you heard a few months ago pops into your head. It was a commercial advertising Planned Parenthood, and in this commercial you heard that Planned Parenthood has members available that are kind of like coaches, if you will, to talk to about your pregnancy.

You decide to go, and you tell your "coach" your story. She listens contentedly. Once you are finished, she suggests that abortion would be the right thing for you to do. You are in complete shock and are so confused about your whole situation, and you do not know whether to agree or disagree. What would your life-changing decision be?

It is not often that we hear about the things that pro-life and pro-choice activists would agree upon. Both would agree that this particular situation, and any other situation similar to this one, would be rather frightening. Both groups would agree that no one, including themselves, would like to be in any situation like this. Both would also agree that life is important, and it...