Laura Zoey - posted on 12/30/2010 ( 54 moms have responded )
I was just watching an episode of 16 and pregnant where markai who had an 8 month old daughter was pregnant again.
She thought out all her three options
Abortion, adoption, or parenting
She said that if she were to parent this baby it would make her daughters life worse, and she didn't want to put their young family into even harder times.
She thought that adoption would be too hard to do, she would fall in love with the baby and not be able to give it up
So she decided on abortion
I was raised pro life, in a christian home where I was taught that life begins at conception so personally I wouldn't consider abortion.
But I can see she is a kind loving woman who really believed this was the best choice for her and her family.
I'm trying to understand how she thought it would be better for the baby to 'die' then to give it for adoption.
She said she wasn't strong enough to give it for adoption, but I would think it would be easier to give your baby to a family, then to know it never gets to live at all.
Maybe it's because she isn't thinking of it as a human? I'm really trying to understand her, and other womens thinking. Do you think they just don't consider it as a living growing young human? I guess if I thought it wasn't alive or unique or my DNA etc I could understand how abortion is an option. But I just think that it's growing, it's half moms DNA and half dads DNA so it's perfectly unique and can't be replicated etc.
I see it was hard for her to do it, and hard to think back about it, but I do hope she doesn't regret her decision, but I'm so confused!
Anyone have any insight? Have you made an abortion choice? Or did you consider it? Do you think it's easier to get an abortion or do adoption?
Let's not debate whether or not abortion is good, right, or helpful. Let's just offer insight as to why so many good loving women make this choice.
As I said, I personally don't think of abortion as an option I'd consider, but I want to be respectful, and kind enough to understand that women who choose abortion really feel it's the best choice for them at that time.
Please, any other pro life women- keep your posts respectful and kind no name calling no rude remarks