We can’t know someone else’s circumstances and we shouldn’t make their decisions. I believe abortion should remain legal, and women should be able to get safe abortion care.
I will help build a culture of empathy, justice, and support for access to abortion care and for the 1 in 3 women who will have an abortion in her lifetime. I pledge to help protect access to safe abortion care in my community.
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Ummm no! If these circumstances are so bad they can give it up for adoption!
You could have simply chosen to not sign the pledge in support of social justice. You are free to your opinion. But keep in mind that giving a child up for adoption is an alternative to unwanted parenthood, not an unwanted pregnancy. You are quick to disregard the experiences of the person who would actually be going through this, which is the pregnant person. You don’t just get pregnant and frivolously decide to give a child up for adoption. There’s nine months that you haven’t thought of. There are tons of risks and complications that may arise during a pregnancy that I bet you’ve forgotten.
No one should be forced into remaining pregnant and then giving birth. It is literally considered a form of torture.
"If these circumstances are so bad," we should be changing them, not punishing people who need help.
According to the World Health Organization, banning or restricting abortion only deteriorates women’s health, and I imagine that it wouldn’t just be women but anyone who has the ability to get pregnant. The World Health Organization says, “When abortion is made legal, safe, and easily accessible, women’s health rapidly improves.”
We also know that in states that have a high number of restrictions on abortion, these states also have very low indicators of infant and child well-being. Infants and children actually fare better in states where abortion is not as restricted. [source]
We should not make decisions for others. Abortion should be available to people who need it.