Christa - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 58 moms have responded )
I'd like to start by saying I am 100% against abortions of any kind, including in the cases of rape and incest. However this is my thought and I'd like to know what others think.
We seem to be stuck in this endless battle trying to get abortions illegal everywhere. Instead why not start with baby steps. Here's my idea. Why not work on legislation that would require a three week counseling program before any abortion is performed. Week one would be educating women about adoption and what resources are available to them if they decided to have the baby. Week two would include education about the psychological repercussions of getting an abortion. It's not something that you get done and go on with the rest of your life. You live with that guilt forever! The third week would be to show them exactly what is involved in the process of an abortion including seeing pictures of the final product. I'd like to add religious counseling, but that would cause too much opposition.
I know a program like that would cost money, but I honestly believe it would result in fewer abortions which would in the end save money. I'd be happy to have my tax money fund such a program instead of being used to line Planned Parenthood's pockets. I think that once people got educated more people would be willing to vote to make the whole process illegal.
I think this is a good idea, but I wanted to get some others insight.