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Does giving up a baby for adoption erase all the extra personal expenses shelled out over the course of a pregnancy? Does it magically restore any pay or chance at advancement that you might have lost? Does the act of adoption fully return your body to its pre-pregnancy, uninjured state, such that you don’t need time off work to recover afterward? Does it decrease the cost of taking care of pregnancy-induced diabetes or other pregnancy-related conditions that don’t heal up right away? I don’t think so.

Reproductive Choice Is About More Than Getting ‘Fat’—It’s About Bodily and Economic Autonomy (via brutereason)

Reason #1,569 why “just give it up for adoption!” is not a viable alternative to abortion.

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Why have an abortion when you can give it to someone who can’t have their own?

arguing-about-abortions:

- People with uteruses aren’t broodmares. 

- Adoption is an option for those not wanting to parent, but not the issue of not wanting to be pregnant. 

- Adoption can be an emotionally devastating option for some people.

- If the other parent does not consent to the adoption, the pregnant person may end up paying child support or having to care for the child. 

- A person may not be able to afford to miss work for appointments, birth, and recovery.

-A person may not be able to afford to miss school for appointments, birth, and recovery.

- It does not help people who can’t safely bring a pregnancy to term because of mental illness, chronic illness, disability, abuse, or dysphoria. 

- It does not help people in general who risk illness, disability, or death by bringing a pregnancy to term. 

It’s. Not. That. Simple. 

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antichoicescreencaps:

Blogger’s commentary: Great, that’s cool. Of those ten families, how many of them are queer? Interracial? Non-religious? If I had a child to give up for adoption, they would not be going to a straight, white, psychotic, Christian couple associated with AHA.

^Yup.
And how many of those 10 families are willing to adopt an already born kid out of the foster system?
Oh wait, I forgot, fetuses are way more important than them.

antichoicescreencaps:

Blogger’s commentary: Great, that’s cool. Of those ten families, how many of them are queer? Interracial? Non-religious? If I had a child to give up for adoption, they would not be going to a straight, white, psychotic, Christian couple associated with AHA.

^Yup.

And how many of those 10 families are willing to adopt an already born kid out of the foster system?

Oh wait, I forgot, fetuses are way more important than them.

Filed under antichoicescreencaps abortion adoption pro-choice