Can we please stop racing adoption and abortion down the same track? Not only is it getting old, it's keeping us from moving forward.
I am so tired of trying to have intelligent conversations with Christians about adoption, only to have them try to turn it around and make it about abortion.
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Adoption and abortion are not the only two choices in the event of an unexpected pregnancy.
One reason we can't get people to take a good, long educated look at what needs reform in adoption is because people keep conflating it with abortion. My friend Amanda just wrote an excellent piece about this at The Declassified Adoptee. While she is strongly pro-choice and I am strongly pro-life, we are mature enough to have intelligent and respectful conversations. Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, I beg you to see the danger in blending these two issues.
Why we would relegate the destiny of children to two choices, I do not know. But evidently we have a whole lot of people, Christians included, who believe that only one of two things can happen with an unexpected pregnancy.
Christian, is your God so small you believe only two choices exist?