Is a 13 or 14-year-old mature enough to decide if they should have a baby?

You are NOT ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're only 13 and you want a baby. I understand babies are cute and it would be nice to dress them up with their little sweaters, but you're not old or responsible enough. Your reproductive systems aren't even completely done growing. (They aren't really supposed to be used till you're done with puberty). Some thirteen year olds haven't even had their periods yet. You're way too young for sex/pregnancy/childbirth/motherhood/raising a child. You can't even drive yet, for pete's sake! I'm hoping you're not already pregnant, asking this question to see if you should abort or not. Because when you're under 18 or over 35, having an abortion can increase your risk of haivng breast cancer by up to 800%! Don't get pregnant no. Finish your education first. You'll need that education to support any children you do have in the future. P.S. I'm sorry if it sounds like I'm preaching to you, but I had to say some of those things. I'm concerned about you. I'm just a little older than you. (I'll be 14 in November '06). I know I could not handle a baby, and have a fairly large amount of free time. Don't become pregnant as a teen. Its very hard on you and you won't have as much free time to do things. Your grades could suffer and your social life wouldn't be as good.