Monday, January 24, 2005

Anti-Choice? Adopt Today!!

Why waste time protesting in Washington on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade? I call upon every anti-choice person out there to take action: apply today! Adopt! If you are seriously touting adoption as an option, then step up and provide a home for those children whose mothers took your advice. Sorry, many of them are not healthy little white infants... but that doesn't matter does it? Doesn't every child deserve to be raised in a loving home?

As for me, I'm old enough to remember what it was like for women and girls before 1973. I had a friend who, at 15, nervously took a cab to the suburbs, slipping the driver a piece of paper with an address scribbled on it, not knowing where she was going to wind up. He took her to a small house where she had an abortion in a dirty, smelly basement workroom as the cab driver waited outside. Thankfully, she survived. Another friend had a similar experience as a teenager,although in her case her parents silently drove her to Tijuana from their home in Northern California. She was 13, left scarred and unable to conceive later in life.

Want to reduce the number of abortions? More sex education, not less. More available contraception, not less.

Here's a terrific blog to read today, a very important day in history.


Roe v. Wade 32nd Anniversary