Monday, October 29, 2007
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 :
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.