There is a world where orphans are seen as unfortunate and needy; starved for affection and care. Yet, in this world, a child who goes unwanted is a child who was granted a fortunate life. A mother, 10x more likely to die from giving birth than from having an abortion, is forced to deliver a baby and give it away because the timing wasn’t right. Did you know, readers, that women granted the right of abortion are less likely to undergo psychological damage than those who’ve been denied it? And this makes sense, when one has in mind the struggles a person may have if not financially capable to bear a child versus guilt or oppression.
This world is where consciousness is assumed to have been given from the time of conception - a body with muscle but no brain thus no frontal lobe – and this world is where those who offer information are blatantly ignored.
There are things we simply do not understand – for now, but does this mean that we must override the right to one’s body due to another’s ethics and beliefs? As much as scientists are trying to explain the differences between an unborn fetus and a baby – as much research as there has been, people against abortion are relentless. Scholars have established studies such as the development of the cortex and spinal cord; where intrusion is sensed and pain is sent out, which does not develop till the last few weeks in the mother’s womb, yet a frequent argument is that the fetus may feel pain. To what extent are people willing to say “Oh, but the facts simply cannot be”? Will we encourage the development of technology to our own selfish whim and yet deny the progression of knowledge? Is this not what happened in the Salem Witch Trials - the division of rights due to a guess; when a person’s uneducated beliefs interfere with another’s right to control their own life? Shouldn’t it be the person’s say with what happens to their body, like a woman who’s being accused of being a witch, who refuses to confess to a lie? Or shall we be hanged for the sake of another’s fear or doubt?
People for pro-life – even some outside of the religious community – continue to enforce regulations that have every reason to be overturned. Others argue that life is life, but if it can neither deny nor confirm itself, what makes a fetus free to be born to a reluctant mother? What kind of community supports the rise of bad spirits; when a child is born to be placed in an adoption home, or even moved from foster to foster at a time? Is stability no longer cherished? Well, it’s deemed itself the right to be, as nearly half of foster-children in the world become homeless once they turn 18; kicked out by those that were supposedly supporting them. And to bring this home, scholars estimate that in the U.S.A, nearly 140,000 abortions have occurred in year 2016 while more than 250,000 children in the U.S. enter the foster care system every year. Only around 100,000 of these children are eligible for adoption, but only 30% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted. A study of foster children in Oregon and Washington State found that nearly 1/3 of foster children report being abused by a foster parent or another adult at that foster home – imagine the children who were too afraid to speak.
80% of ex-foster children are traced and reported by case-workers to be “doing poorly” – in other words, these people have no means to be working, or have been drawn into criminal activities. Connecticut officials estimate 75% of youths in the state's criminal justice system were once in foster care. To support this illustration, Steven D. Levitt, a published PhD in the peer-reviewed Quarterly Journal of Economics says "Legalized abortion has contributed significantly to recent crime reductions." because "Women who have abortions are those most at risk to give birth to children who would engage in criminal activity." and women who had control over the timing of childbearing were more likely to raise children in optimal environments. The stats say it! Crime is reduced when there is access to legal abortion, and ex-foster-kids are 3x more likely to attempt suicide than those from a family home. Imagine, a world where children are abused by foster parents and used for government pay. Then imagine a country where we have more than triple the amount of those children living unwanted and unloved by the parents who were denied adoption rights.
Now, ask yourself – is adoption really that much of an option?