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|Sat, 06-14-2003 - 4:42pm|
Funny too, many religions that even using birth control is a sin but promote adoption so much. How can a family help the problem of homeless children if they are raising 6 or 7 or more children of their own? even more hypocritical are the people that are pro lifers, but when they can't conceive because nature doesnt want them too, they go to the extremes of AI, in vitro, etc, instead of giving one of these children a chance.
My uncles (pro choicers, btw) wanted to adopt a baby. They already had a girl of their own, but felt really bad for all the homeless children. They ended up adopting a 6 year old girl instead of a baby and their stories of all the homeless children they've seen is extremely heart breaking. This only makes me wonder why so many people promote adoption so much, when there are so many children that already need a home? do they really know the severity of the situation? Right now I am in vet school and if I get pregnant despite all the protection I use, you can be sure I am aborting. I am not going to abandon my studies and live the rest of my life wondering "what if".... working in a low job and probably going into welfare because I owe so much in student loans right now. I dont want to add to the homeless children problem by adopting either, and neither I want to live wondering how my son/daughter is doing and if s/he hates me for giving him/her away.
For those that are pro lifers and have adopted... kudos to you. You have the right to speak, and I admire your choice and by doing what you preach.
And for those people that mentioned animals..... lions kill their young if they have a chance so that the females will come in heat sooner. Many animals get pregnant and dont wnat their babies, they simply abandon them. During migration, if a baby zebra, gazelle, buffallo, etc falls behind because of a broken leg or any injury, is simply abandoned. Most animals don't commit abortion because they can't, but birds can abandon their eggs if they deem the place they chose to build their nest is not safe enough or if the resources (feed, water) are low. Animals work by instinct, humans have a conscience and can make decisions of their own. Dont vilify your own specie. Mother nature is very tough too.