How do people come to the conclusion that someone who is "old enough to have sex is adult enough to face the consequences". When does a child making immature decisions magically make them older or more mature? Do you gain wisdom and perspective when a penis enters you? The reason teens do not have full adult rights is because they aren't adults. Their brains are not fully developed. If I posted my 16yo wanted to drop out or smoke crack and I said since they had sex they are adult enough to make those decisions ..people would attack me for being a moron. Why is there a double standard with pregnancy? I'm not only referring to abortion but people who say their child would have to give up everything and work to jobs. That they would not help them at all because of a mistake they made as a child. I can't imagine inflicting that level of punishment for other mistakes.