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Roe v. Wade at 40

Navy-baby Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:52 PM
Where did you find those stats? There are many CHILDREN adopted who have been in and out of foster homes, and some were even abused. I find it difficult to believe that an INFANT has any knowledge of being "abandoned." I was a foster mother for infants awaiting adoption--they were as normal, sweet, serene, cuddly, and precious as my own babies. I think I would have experienced your premise of their being "traumatized" but I did NOT--and I was privileged to recieve these newborns right from the hospital, and to care for them for several months. A mother who chooses adoption will be sad, but their selfless gift of life for their child should be held in high esteem by society; and that would go a long way to healing their hearts.
Denise67 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:32 PM
I believe females seeking abortions should be forced to view photographs of what the embryo or fetus looks at their stage of pregnancy. If blind, they should be forced to hear descriptions.
We must discourage partnered sexual activity. I believe in reviving chaperoned dating.
Navy-baby Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:03 PM
There's the problem--apparently too many women can mentally separate "pregnancy" from "baby." And that is why an ultrasound is most effective at saving the unborn--it is an undeniable picture of a developing infant, rather than just a "blob." If only women actually took control of their bodies BEFORE having risky, unprotected sex with men they never consider fatherhood material. Sex as "recreation" has way too many terrible consequences; and the woman is ALWAYS the one left with the decisions--and the aftermath. Innocent lives are ruined just for a moment of "pleasure." A lifetime of sadness, guilt, medical problems and/or mental anguish--for WHAT? A MAN'S pleasure? That is NOT women's liberation--it's abuse!
Denise67 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:55 AM
I will not "promote adoption." I promote decreasing the pregnancies that lead to abortion.
Denise67 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:54 AM
Unless we decrease unwanted pregnancies. That should be a top priority.
Actually, the problem very often is the pregnancy. I asked a friend who had an illegal abortion about adoption and she replied that was "quite irrelevant" because she "just wasn't going to complete the pregnancy." She said I was making a common mistake. She wasn't going to complete the pregnancy itself.
Navy-baby Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 7:29 PM
And adoptive couples desperately WANT babies. There may be unwanted pregnancies; but not unwanted children. At least promote adoption, which is millions of times better than abortion. You seem to despair over a few adoptees who MAY do harm to others vs 55 MILLION unborn who have already be harmed--those unfathomable deaths are permanent. And there WILL be another million next year...and the year after...and the year after that--infinitum--unless we change.
Denise67 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 6:23 PM
As far as sadness and suicide after abortion, I'm very familiar with this. I used to correspond with Renee Nicely, a woman in prison for beating to death her toddler son. She might have gotten the death penalty but the jury sentenced her to life because they believed her mind was unhinged by a recent abortion.
I'm not for abortion. I'm for wanted pregnancies.
Navy-baby Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:31 PM
Any mother who isn't sad, has no feelings at all. But, giving her baby life has to be easier to live with than knowing that she killed a living soul. Have you researched how many women are "sad" after abortion? How the due date of the baby is especially difficult, and some women even commit suicide on that date--even years later? I still do not believe something written that is so opposite to what I actually experienced in real life. Oh, and I do know several couples who have adopted children--still no serial murderers, and the parents are fine--even 30 years later.
Denise67 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:14 PM
Look up "The Forensics of Adoption" and "Uncharted Waters" by David Kirschner. Most of the serial murderers and parricides he deals with were adopted shortly after birth. Why would the mother who chooses adoption be "sad"? Because carrying and giving birth attached her to the baby. Why is it so hard to understand that, even though the baby is pre-conscious, the baby might also be attached to HER? Also look up "Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child" by adoptive mother Nancy Verrier.

At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now."

There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation?

Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million....