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Hi Amy,

I am trying to write an essay on feminist views on teenage pregnancy-I am trying to look at views of Liberal feminists, but other types of feminists would be good as well. I have had trouble finding info about this. I will be grateful for your help with the information. Where should I look?

Thanks,

Angela

   

Angela --

I don't believe there is one feminist opinion on teenage pregnancy. In general, I think that feminists think that is too young to have children and thus should create alternative options for teens, especially for those for whom this isn't legitimately a choice.

That said, however, feminists certainly support options that make being pregnant and a teen easier on them -- regardless of the ultimate choice they make (i.e. abortion, adoption, delivery, etc...) -- for instance, rights to continue your education, adequate health care, affordable child care, etc... You might try Advocates for Youth for more information.

Good luck,

-- Amy