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  •  I've always thought demand for babies (0+ / 0-)

    was a big part of the early pro-life/anti-abortion sentiment. 'we want that unwanted baby'. I worked at a crisis pregnancy center in the late 80s. it seemed like a good idea to support and encourage the pregnant college-attending women to carry to term and adopt out. then they could carry on with school or whatever they chose. I'm convinced there wasn't sufficient support really. it takes a lot to deal with the pending delivery and abortion was a simpler solution. at least back then.

    if substantial support like scholarships held, privacy during pregnancy were readily available, I think more would carry to term and some would adopt out while some would choose motherhood to continue.  

    in regards to the theft of these babies from single and/or impoverished women, i bet many of the women who had their babies stolen would have CHOSEN to mother but these thieves were anti-choice, as usual. as has been noted by others the IVF thing reveals their zygote-devotion hypocrisy, and lessens their desire to provide support to pregnant women who are thinking of termination. now it's just punitive and controlling, uncaring and neglectful.

    pregnant women face a lot of difficult decisions and circumstances. those who want to take abortion rights away are not willing to support the mother. they just want the baby and that's ugly.   I am generalizing. I know.  with IVF they aren't even that interested in the baby anymore either but the rhetoric already took hold. imagine if every pregnant woman carried to term this year.  are we going to do right by them?  I doubt it.  in all our history we know that we don't have it in us to watch over these children.  so now what.

    sometimes I spend more time reading the comments than the diaries. no offense to diarists: thanks for the launch pad.

    by dunnjen on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 04:33:39 PM PST

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