I think that the largest and most dominant alternative to abortion would be giving the child up for adoption following the delivery. Outside of the other option which is to have the child and raise the child as one's own, allowing the child to be adopted might be the most persuasive alternative to abortion. Naturally, one of the elements that has to be conveyed in a paper or writing sample like this is the level of excruciating difficulty to make any choice in this situation. I doubt that any decision can be taken with ease and a sense of lightness. There is a gravity associated with all decisions being undertaken by individuals in such a predicament. Adoption might be one such decision, representing an alternative to seeking an abortion.
The purpose of a paragraph is to simply express an idea. You already know what your subject is so this should be fairly simple.
Your paragraph will consist of three parts. The topic sentence, the paragraph body, and the concluding sentence. The purpose of the topic sentence is to introduce your paragraph. Here you will express to the reader that there are alternatives to abortion. The purpose of the the body is to share with the reader the alternatives of abortion. The concluding sentence will simply wrap up the paragraph. You do not necessarily have to share your opinion unless you are trying to persuade the reader but this is usually done in the form of a paper and not one paragraph.
Are you trying to persuade someone to take one of the alternatives, or are you just saying what the alternatives are? Depending on which one you are doing, your paragraph will need to be different. There are, as far as I can tell, only three alternatives to abortion.
First, don't get pregnant in the first place. This could be accomplished either by abstinence or by contraceptives.
Second, carry the baby to term and keep it and raise it yourself (or with help from family members).
Third, carry the baby to term and then put it up for adoption. As I understand it, potential adoptive parents will often help pay for the birth mother's expenses.
Abortion refers to termination of pregnancy. Generally it refers to deliberate medical termination of pregnancies. But abortions can also occur on their because of health problems faced by the expectant mothers, or due to accidents.
Medial abortion is practiced to avoid birth of unwanted babies, or in some cases because of medical complications during pregnancy.
One obvious alternative to medical termination of pregnancies to avoid birth of unwanted babies is to decide to have babies, and not opt for abortion. Other more practical option is to prevent pregnancies. There are several different methods available for this. These methods can be roughly divided two groups - methods to be adopted by mans, and by women.
Perhaps the only alternative to abortion is to give birth to the child at full term of pregnancy. Abortion is medical termination of pregnancy on serious health grounds of the mother or the child or both. Abortion may also be sought to avoid the birth of an unwanted child.
It would be best if unwanted and risky pregnancy could be averted. An underage mother unable to carry the biological responsibility of motherhood to full term should take proper precautions to prevent pregnancy. The social as well as emotional aspects of pregnancy should also be well thought-out.
If you don't want to abort, give birth to your child, and take adequate care to bring the child up with the help of your friends and members of your family. At some later stage, you can decide if the child could be given safe and caring custody through adoption. You may alternatively choose to remain a single parent to take your child to further and full maturity.