Stop Using the Adoption Community — Adoptees, Mothers, Fathers, and Adoptive Parents (AMFAPs) — as Pawns in the Political Battle Over Abortion

We are angry and speaking out . . .

Credit Elle Cuardaigh

As if all that wasn’t enough, to add insult to jury, we (AMFAPs) are now being used as pawns in the politics of abortion — an issue that is in reality totally separate from adoption, since adoption can only occur after a child is born.

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The Solution to Abortion is NOT Adoption

Abortion is about terminating a pregnancy. It is sought by women who do not want to be pregnant for many reasons including medical necessity such as an ectopic pregnancy.

Adoption does nothing to prevent any of this.

Abortion is a time-limited medical option to terminate a pregnancy, while adoption, on the other hand can only take place after a child is born and does nothing to prevent these horrific medical crisis. One has nothing to do with the other. Attempting to legislate women to continue an unwanted pregnancy is barbaric and will only result in a return to back-alley, dangerous, life-threatening abortions for those who lack the means to simply go where the procedure is legal.

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