Monday, October 29, 2007

babies


Let me start off with saying that this entry is going to be a rant, and that, I'm pro choice.

Did you know that every year over 1 million babies will be aborted in the United States?
Anyway, that alone is disturbing. But, not as disturbing as: Slightly over 10,000 children are adopted each year in the US.

I think there are far too many people who do not cherish or understand the meaning of life.

Why is it that all these women cannot and will not go through 9 months of pregnancy to allow a life into the world when they don't have to take care of the child after birth? Yea, pregnancy is uncomfortable and hindering, but there is a thing called
responsibility. If you are willing to risk getting pregnant, you should not just snuff out a child.

Now, it is still the woman's choice in the end, regardless of what I say. And, there are circumstances such as health risks, severe child deformities, rape, etc that do not apply to this.
And, I do know that there are already many children in foster care waiting to be adopted, but most of these kids are not babies. And, unfortunately, most adopters are looking for a baby. And, there are many of them. Most of them wait years before they can get a child.

I don't know when a baby is not just a fetus, when it truly starts having thoughts and feelings, but does that really matter? It's still a potential LIFE. A potential life that is halted because someone cannot be bothered by pregnancy.

And, yes, I know there is an issue with black babies not being able to find people willing to adopt them. This is a very tragic issue...

By the way, well over 50% of aborted children are committed by Caucasian females.
Also, the leading states in abortion are California at about 300,000, with New York following at around 150,000.

From this LINK :
"Abortion averages:
Worldwide, the lifetime average is about 1 abortion per woman.
Likelihood of abortion in the United States:
An estimated 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old. 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have had at least one previous abortion."

It's unfortunate that there are so many irresponsible, selfish people in the world.

2 comments:

Andy said...

I'm pro-choice as well.

What's more important to look at is the ratio of abortions in individual states and not just overall number. California and New York have so many people that if you look at cases alone, they're going to be the top states.

In addition, a baby is considered a baby after the first trimester of pregnancy and when they start having heartbeats.

Now what's being more irresponsible, to abort a child while risking getting pregnant? Or give birth to a child while knowing they'd be put up for adoption or raise them in a very bad environment? i.e. poverty.

Giddy Bloom said...

That's the thing.. while the mother is pregnant, she can very well find a couple who are willing to adopt. So many people want a baby, just not a kid who is 12 or whatnot and lost their parents through tragedy, etc.

On the web, there are tons of hopeful couples who are looking for pregnant women in forums willing to give up their child for large sums of money!

Yes, I'd rather be an adopted child than be non-existent.

Also, though California and New York have dense populations, they still have a WAY higher percent of abortions.

Heartbeats start at week 5. By week 7, you can see fingers and toes distinctly. First trimester is up to 14 weeks. At 14 weeks, the baby even has Lanugo (very fine hair) covering its bodies.

People say that the first trimester is SO acceptable to get an abortion and not considered late at all by most clinics. It simply isn't! By that time, the baby is so complex already. It's just small and kind of skin is transparent...

People need to be more responsible. Period.