I believe that couples should NOT CREATE A CHILD if either of them is uncertain that they want, can afford or financially support a child. I also believe that people should have the right to choose what is best for them and hope that abortion is an absolute LAST resort. While many pro-lifers understandably want to save lives, many pro-lifers seem to ignore the financial realities and bad judgement of some parents considering abortion. If you or someone you know is a pro-lifer, do you or someone you know financially support a child who was at risk for being aborted through the age of 18?
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Truly, if all these 'pro-lifers' would put there efforts and money into free contraception for all females capable of getting pregnant, most of the abortions would stop. But I like your idea of forcing the father to pay until child is of age.
You are a very observant and wise man Titen-Sxull .
There are instances where the father cannot be identified.
You're right Larry. Also, child support is often not enforced & much more than money is required to raise a healthy & good child. Where the father is dead, evasive or can't be ID'd, the financial burden among other things rest only with the w
It's good that you have done some philanthropic efforts, but they do not support a child financially from infancy through adulthood. A child needs a hefty amount of financial and other support through a minimum of age 18 if not even longer.
I disagree that my efforts have not helped raise a parentless kid from start to finish. I helped build a home for them, have loved on them, and have sent money to them for school supplies, good, clothes, ect.
Your efforts are quite nice but how do they feed, clothe and provide a roof (with utilities, etc.) over each child's head through adulthood? How do these efforts pay for medical care, college tuition, etc.?
I am glad you helped build an orphanage BUT those places are HORRIBLE!! Children don't want to be in them, so I'm not sure how investing your time in group homes that make children unhappy is helpful to the situation. Kids should have their own home.
I could not agree with you anymore than I already do Peeples. It seems no pro-lifers are sponsoring any child from infancy through adulthood. Temporary philanthropy & temp. homes do not sustain a child or help them thrive or become independent.
Amen and preach on! I must agree that it has also been my experience that no pro-lifers have stepped up to the plate to carry the financial, physical and emotional jobs of raising a child or children at risk of abortion to adulthood.
Hell if THEY are so "pro-life", that put that money where the mouth IS. Go out and take every unwanted child and RAISE THEM. If they did that, they'd think twice before being INTRUSIVE, know what I'm sayin'!
You would be surprised at the number of women who will not released the unplanned child for adoption, only to put them in the foster care system. Where does life begin, do we have the right to end that life in the earliest stages? Who makes that call
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Unfortunately, even in adoption, the mother is literally forced to carry an unwanted fetus to term. This will take a physical and emotional toll on her. It should be her choice to have an abortion or adoption. Not the government.
Thank you Austinstar, no woman nor girl should ever be compelled to endure an unwanted pregnancy. To me, that is the ULTIMATE injustice and sin.
Great discussion, but why isn't there more effort put into preventing pregnancy in the first place? Seems like ZERO blame is ever put on the women who were foolish enough not to use any contraception.
I support adoption but many children are never adopted & age out of the system unprepared to & face very difficult futures. The waiting list is typically for the youngest children. I also agree with Austinstar.
+ 1 Express! Just seems wrong to suggest the solution is adoption when we have so many children already NEVER adopted.
Grace & Levi made good points as well. I think there needs to be much more emphasis on not creating children that are not planned for, not wanted or who will be brought into poverty and/or abuse. Lack of planning & money for kids is too commo
"I don't have the numbers, but there is a waiting list for adoption." That is true, but it is also a meat market. There is a shortage of blue-eyed blond baby boys, but a glut of kids who are past 3, are minorities, have siblings or are handicapped.
Agreed Yoleen. Pro-lifers could make a huge difference, but clearly do not care enough to do so by adopting any & all they can. With their reasonably large numbers, all in need of a family in the US could be adopted overnight by pro-lifers.
Thank you Austin, it is barbaric, even heinous for a woman to endure a forced pregnancy. There is nothing wrong w/abortion. Every child should be wanted & women should elect to be pregnant, NOT FORCED into it!!!!