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This page is titled Children, because it is a shorter title than Abortion
and Adoption. There are two sides (three if you count neutral):
"pro-life"/"anti-abortion" and "pro-choice"/"pro-abortion". Let's examine
what each side claims.
The pro-choice side claims that a woman should have the right to choose what
to do with her own body. There are three problems with this.
- First, what "choice" is there? Do the pro-choice people promote
anything except abortion? Is only one option really a choice?
- Second, is her child part of her body? The child has his own
blood type, his own DNA structure, his own heartbeat, and his
own brainwaves. Can something like that be considered part of
the mother, or is it another person, just dependent on the
mother for life and safety? If it is not a child before it is
born, what is it? When does it turn human?
- Third, if the unborn child is a female, why doesn't she get to
choose what happens to her body?
The pro-life side stands against abortion and considers each pregnancy to be
a valued life. Although there is only one choice (have the child) before
birth for the pro-life side, there are more options for the mother: keep the
child, or let the child be adopted.
There are thousands of couples in the U.S. who want children but are unable
to have them. On the flip side, there are millions of abortions that have
occurred. If you don't want your unborn child, or if you can't care for it
once it is born, why throw it away, when there are so many people who would
do almost anything to have a child?
You don't have to have an abortion. There are many, many
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
around the country that can help you get through the pregnancy.
for a state-by-state listing of centers, or
for a listing of national help lines. The centers offer counseling, help with
housing, help with adoption
, or many
other services. Or check your Yellow Pages under "Abortion Alternatives"