Absolutely. I was 17 when I got pregnant (one night fling thing and we used protection....he's in that 1% failure catagory, lol) and I never thought twice about keeping him. I'd always wanted a baby anyway!
So the circumstances werent ideal but I was taking responsibility for my actions, my choices, and no one should've been treating me like crap-yet they did. My moms reaction was the worst, I was grinning ear to ear after my ultrasound and she just kept looking at me like I was a leper.
If she's told people she's expecting, she probably isnt getting an abortion. As for whether she's keeping the baby or not, who knows, but she should still be made to feel good about whats going on. It doesnt help ANYONE to be made to feel like crap over something thats already happened.
My ds is 8 now and I've had to deal with a lot over the years-he's had epilepsy from birth, ADHD, and also has early onset bipolar. Getting him taken care of properly took a lot of work on both of our parts. But I wouldnt change a thing, he's my little dude
Just because shes a teenager doesnt mean she's going to be a horrible parent or any such nonsense. Yeah, I spent a year on welfare (I got a whopping $240 a month for the two of us to live off of) while I finished high school and started college. Yeah I got food stamps. Then I started working two jobs and havent been on public assistance since. Now I'm lucky enough to have a wonderful dh who works full time and I can stay home with my kids (I met him when my ds was 18 months old and we're having our 4th here soon! As you can see, I love kids, lol).
I know this is overboard for the question, but I just wanted to say, she deserves some lovin from whoever she can get it from. There's already too much negativity out there for pregnant teens.
(PS I also happened to have a couple of other teen mom friends, one of which was only 14 when she got pregnant, and they were all awsome parents-better than some of the *mature adult* parents I've met)