Simone Van Iderstine Persuasive Speech

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Simone Van Iderstine was 16 years old when she became pregnant with her first child, Eve MacKinnon. Eve was an accident, she was not supposed to be a result of what happened that night at the party. The first person she told when she found out she was pregnant was Jessica MacBeth. Simone then had to face what she would find the most stressful out of the whole pregnancy; telling her mother, Tanya O’Connor Flynn. Tanya was not very happy with that news. George’s mother, Anne Butler, had what Simone believes to be the funniest reaction - “I AM TOO YOUNG TO BE A GRANDMOTHER!” Simone gave birth to Eve when she was 17 years old on November 11th, 1999. Having Eve made Simonee much happier, even though she was a very unexpected surprise. Eve was…show more content…
A lot of teenagers don’t have any support let alone the copious amounts Simone received from friends and family. There are a lot of girls in the world who get kicked out or sent away by their families. There are also girls who don’t get the option to choose what they wants to do with the baby: keep the baby, put it up for adoption or terminate the pregnancy. The family chooses the babies and the teenagers fate in a lot of cases. I believe Simone was very lucky with all the support and freedom of choice she had. If I was in Simone’s situation I don’t think I’d be able to handle it as well as she did. I don’t plan to have any kids in the future and I feel like it would greatly affect my success in the future. I plan to get my PhD in psychology, so that's approximately eight years of post-secondary education and I am not financially stable enough to support myself and a child. I don’t think I could handle having a child this early on in my life. I am already stressed enough and have enough anxiety, I would not be able to have a child, it would just be too much for me to handle. Interviewing Simone made me realize it’s very important to have strong bonds with family and friends, because if you do get into trouble or need help, they’ll be there for you whether or not they are happy about

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