Adoptees are not pawns in debate
■ While researching both sides of the referendum debate, I came across this on the ‘Parents for Choice’ website in its Q&A section: “Giving a baby up for adoption can and does have lifelong emotional consequences for both the woman and the adopted child ... the vast majority of women who themselves choose to have an abortion do not regret their decision and have no long-term emotional consequences.”
I am pro-choice and have no doubt that abortion can be the best solution for many women.
However, statements like this just perpetrate the stigma of the unstable adoptee whom it would have been ‘kinder’ to abort.
It’s not the first time I have seen this argument.
The facts about unwanted pregnancies should remain the facts. While there are some emotionally unstable adoptees (as is also the case with non-adopted people), many of us live normal, happy lives and were raised by wonderful parents.
We were born, we are here, and I ask that we are respected and not treated as pawns in this debate.
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