...abstinence (Hampton, T., 2008). Morally... Teenage Pregnancy Issue Analysis Paper Introduction Advance Practice nurses play a central role in meeting the health care needs of pregnant teenagers. As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the Department of Obstetrics in our hospital, this writer is confronted regularly by the unique challenges of the pregnant adolescent in day to day practice. These point at the question of the growing epidemic of teen pregnancy in the United States (Kegler, MC., Bird, ST., Kyle-Moon, K., and Rodine, S., 2001). The situation of Bristol Palin, daughter of Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, a seventeen year old unmarried and pregnant teen, has cast a...