Eve K. Wisconsin

My Body, Not Their Choice

Abortion is not the problem, sexual education and its lack of beneficial information is.

Dear Mr or Mrs. President,

I am almost 17 years old and I hear a ton about male politicians saying abortion should be illegal. Many people in my family have been affected by an unwanted pregnancy and had to go through with the pregnancy, even though they knew that there was no way that they could support the child by themselves. I am aware that it may be difficult to change the opinions of many politicians, but they need to understand that going through with an unwanted pregnancy is not the best option for the child nor the parents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As we know, the First Amendment allows us the freedom of religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition, because of this, politicians should not technically be trying to ban abortions or defund planned parenthood based on a religious viewpoint. Also, many politicians are not aware that many young Americans do not have easy access to birth control methods. It is very important for young people in America to know about birth control methods and how to get access to these methods.

In my opinion, the overall problem is that young Americans need better sex education, because of their lack of knowledge in that department, they can either get pregnant or get someone else pregnant. Also, they may not be able to take care of a child at that point in their life so they would want an abortion.

Overall, I think that all Americans should be able to learn about the dangers of unprotected sex and learn the consequences. They also need to be aware that if there is an accidental pregnancy whether it be by rape or not, there is a place to go where they can get help. 

Wauwatosa West High School

Wauwatosa West American Public Policy

All juniors are enrolled in a required civics and public policy course called American Public Policy. The capstone project is the Issue Investigation - students identify an issue that can be solved by the creation, modification, elimination of a public policy. Student letters are their first research step in the Issue Investigation process.

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