Adoption as an Option
All four of their responses to this issue, and of teen pregnancy in general, totally ignored adoption as an option! I mean they discussed this for a while and each time, referred to the only other option in these cases as abortion! Even Elizabeth (who I love) didn’t think to mention it. I can’t imagine the amount of women at home today who just took a pregnancy test and are now scared to death, that who could of been affected by just one person on the show even mentioning the option of adoption!I wonder how many lives they could have saved with just a few spoken words! They have that amazing opportunity to reach millions everyday, and they weren’t even aware of the options adoption offers to a child. I don’t blame them, but actually the adoption community for not reaching out more to the media and discussing it more in society at large. It is nothing to be ashamed of, yet so many still feel it would somehow shake up a family or a person to just discuss it in public. I think the adopted kids have/would have no problem with it being discussed in front of them, in fact they may think they were more cool just because of that! If people talked about how amazing and loving the act of adoption was all the time, how could it not cross every-one’s mind as an option to abortion, or raising the child yourself. Whoopi still thinks her daughter, at fifteen, only had two options with her unplanned pregnancy, and because of this I think that’s why she pushed for an abortion over life. It makes me wonder if a lot of pro-choices would change their mid if they were more educated on the availability of adoption. I know I am biased … but my hope is one day most women’s thought process, if an unplanned pregnancy should occur, would go something like this: pregnancy test, then fear, then can I raise it, should I have an abortion, and then hopefully they don’t stop their but go to the third option (or second in some cases) to give life and complete another family out their somewhere through the miracle of adoption! That would be awesome! To the view … in their comment box for Bill Geddie (I wrote in a hurry, and had limit to words): I am very frustrated with today’s episode. They discussed having a baby and raising it as the only option to life at least a dozen times, never once thinking about adoption as an option! I believe the number of abortions would greatly decrease if adoption was given as much mention (or even half) that of abortion. Credit is deserves too! In my opinion, it is a mature decision to provide a loving family with a new life than it is to abort or raise a baby when not prepared FULLY to give all they deserve. Barbara automatically assumed if their seventeen-year-old didn’t have raise the baby, the only option was to abort and so did the others. Thank you. I hope someone reads this.