Mandatory Birth Control

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In 2006, there were 4,265,555 births in the United States according to the National Center for Health Statistics. There are just over a million people in the entire state of Rhode Island so the United States populated my home state over four times that year.

There have been intense debate for years about mandating birth control for women on welfare since ultimately they are continuing to have children when they have proved that they cannot fully support, without government intervention, the child(ren) they currently have. But this blog isn’t about that. Considering that nearly 750,000 teens become pregnant every year suggests that we should look at the reproductive capabilities of teenagers.

Teenagers having children puts a strain on their parents as well as the government. Many teens wouldn’t have the capability of raising their children without the help of either or both.

SHOULD WE INPUT MANDATORY BIRTH CONTROL FOR TEENS?

SHOULD PARENTS HAVE THE OPTION TO REQUIRE THEIR TEENS TO BE ON BIRTH CONTROL?

If the government were to mandate birth control for teens between the ages of 12-17 what kind of effect would that have on the welfare system, the family unit and the economy?

If parents have the ability to mandate birth control for their teens would it be considered a violation of the reproductive rights of the teens? Should teens have reproductive rights?

We will be discussing this on Monday, November 30th @ 10pm ET on the show: Regina’s Universe: Live & Uncensored

What do you think?

About the Author

Regina Foster Bartlett is a mother of two teenagers who recently married her soulmate and believes her favorite wedding gift was the addition of four stepchildren and four grandchildren! She’s a confessed tech-nerd who loves all things social media. She’s also a published freelance writer and she’s been blogging since before blogging was cool. She's the voice behind the radio broadcast and writer behind this blog. Always on the lookout for interesting stories she can be reached by emailing: regina@reginasuniverse.com or using the Contact form by clicking the link above.