Abortion and Adoption Are Options


Abortion and adoption are two very different things but they are both an option a women can choose from when facing an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. A woman has a right to choose what her future will be and having a child is a choice. Choosing to have an abortion or to give a child up for adoption are both decisions that a women must live with for the rest of her life. Abortion is frowned upon, it is thought of as a negative thing, where as adoption is an option that is supported but they are both a choice to give up a child. Abortion is seen as the easy way out, an irresponsible choice it is a different choice from adoption but that does not make it easier. An unwanted or unplanned pregnancy can change a women’s life but there are ways to deal with it and then move on afterwards.

When a woman becomes pregnant she is faced with a life altering decision. She should be properly counseled and know all of her options. After a woman is educated on her situation she then must decide to have a child, have an abortion, or adoption. It is the doctor’s job to educate a woman about her current condition and her options. All people doctors included have the right to there own opinions but when counseling a patient a doctor should not influence a patient in anyway based on there own personal beliefs.

When an unwanted pregnancy happens it is the woman that lives with it for the rest of her life. When a woman gives a child up for adoption there is counseling that is provided before and after, but when a woman has an abortion there is brief counseling before but none after the abortion. Abortion and adoption are both the act of giving up a child but they carry very different stigmas. Whatever a women chooses she should be provided with the appropriate before and after care.

Abortion has a negative stigma, whereas adoption is a more socially acceptable option. They are seen as vastly different but should be thought of in the same way more often. They are choices “that a women-and it does come down to this should have control over her own body, even if she showed a reckless lack of control. Bad choices don’t disqualify future ones.” (Neilson 11). The choice that a woman makes is about the future and the life she wants for herself as well as her children present and future.

Abortion and adoption are both an option a women can choose from when facing an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. It is a women’s right to choose what her future will be and if children will be a part of her future. The decisions that we make today will affect our future. These effects may be unseen but that’s does not mean they are not there. Abortion and adoption both have pros and cons and that should not be ignored. Unwanted or unplanned pregnancies occurs everyday and women should not be judged on how she chooses to deal with her pregnancy because it is her body, her future, and her life.

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