It seems that there are just two options presented to women facing an unplanned pregnancy: parent or abort. Our founder, Pat Larson, shared some thoughts on supporting birth moms a couple months ago and I think they are worth posting again...
Both North Dakota and Minnesota have programs to raise awareness about the third option:
The Decision is Mine, ND
Adoption Option Council of Minnesota
I found this letter to the editor in the Chicago Tribune from 12 years ago. Sadly, it seems there is still much work to be done:
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE (letter).Choose adoption
February 23, 2002|By Caleb Hendricks, Student, Illiana Christian High School.
I think abortion should be illegal. I think we should encourage mothers who are planning on having abortions to put their children up for adoption instead. I believe that adoption is the biggest alternative to abortion. There are many couples who are not capable of having a child.
So instead of putting our money into campaigns to argue whether abortion is wrong or right, we should spend money to start a campaign that encourages adoption.
Let's spread the word about the third option!
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