Saturday, 10 July 2010

Abortion or Adoption?

I have read or commented on a few blogs about abortion. I do not want get into the morality of it all type of debate. That will continue and will not be resolved here in terms of any overall concensus or agreement.

What I wish to ask is why is the default position for most women on this question of unwanted pregnancy an issue of abortion and not an issue about adoption?

Am I overlooking something?

I once read that anything up to a quarter of all women who have an abortion experience pyschological problems as a result. If this is true, surely it adds weight to the argument in favour of adoption.

And, I was under the impression that there were countless numbers of childless couples looking to adopt. If this is so, why do so many choose abortion rather than adoption?

What is wrong with adoption?


  1. Nobby, it's not an issue that I am particularly comfortable with, and I would never be in a position where I would need an abortion. I do hate the idea of abortion as a form of 'contraception' because it does indeed have a big impact on a woman's body. Still, there are all sorts of reasons why women chose not to bring a pregnancy to term.

  2. Ana, Indeed. I question and ask why things are as they are rather than judge.