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This is going to be a short post.

I saw a comment on this site that read:

i believe that women should not put a baby through this there are other choices like adoption. there are many families out there that are not able to have babies and would love to adopt a child. Abortions are unjust and i believe that should not be done at all!

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, so I’ll share mine as well.

Adoption may be the right choice for some people, if that’s how they feel. That’s the beauty of being supportive of reproductive rights, we understand that it’s not our choice.

But why tell people that “there are other choices like adoption” when just maybe, that was already a thought that crossed the person’s mind? Why act as if adoption is a magical solution to an unwanted pregnancy? It’s not going to change the fact that a person will be forced to remain pregnant for nine months and give childbirth. Shouldn’t it be the pregnant person’s choice to decide to continue the pregnancy, risks, complications, and all?(1)  Can we also remember that childbirth is 14 times more dangerous than abortion is?(2)  No one should be forced into that. It should be a choice. You want an abortion? You want to continue the pregnancy and raise the resulting child? You want to stay pregnant and participate in the adoption system? Great. Your choice.

Adoption is the alternative to parenthood, not pregnancy.

Sources:
1: http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/pregnancy-complications.cfm
2: http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/pages/default.aspx

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