Adoption Is Not a Universal Alternative to Abortion, No Matter What Anti-Choicers Say

Adoption Is Not a Universal Alternative to Abortion, No Matter What Anti-Choicers Say

“Needless to say, this is different from the narratives frequently trotted out by the anti-choice movement of women placing their children for adoption and feeling, as one website put it, “good and positive about [their] choice.” No matter what the reason was for placing a child for adoption, all of the women I personally encountered did so with a heavy heart. They expressed enormous sadness and guilt, having exhausted every other path. Many had no one they could turn to for help; the social services available to them were so paltry that raising a child seemed impossible.”

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2 thoughts on “Adoption Is Not a Universal Alternative to Abortion, No Matter What Anti-Choicers Say

  1. I’m waiting for that mythical day when “parenting” is the alternative they propose, and proof that they are working towards ensuring that unemployment insurance has a year of paid maternity leave with job security (obviously you have to qualify for the UI and have a job) and a baby bonus check every month…like Canada does…

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    • Hi Tao! I agree. “mythical day”-good one. As a single, working mother of my first born, I can tell you times have been challenging to pay bills, put food on the table, and so on and so on. Most of us are not looking for any handouts but a handup (not my creative slogan). I think any parent who truly wants to parent should have the right to parent. Any time a parent is “forced” to choose the alternatives (abort/relinquish) because they fear that financial hardships are too great to bear is truly a disservice to the family unit and our society in general.

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