Compare Adoption to Abortion

What are the similarities between Adoption and Abortion?
Adoption
Abortion
  • You can pursue earlier goals and plans
  • You can live independently
  • You will not have to parent prematurely
  • You will be free from the financial burdens of parenting
  • You will have the freedom to choose if you want to have a long-term relationship with the baby’s father
  • You can resume your education or career
  • You can pursue earlier goals and plans
  • You can live independently
  • You will not have to parent prematurely
  • You will be free from the financial burdens of parenting
  • You will have the freedom to choose if you want to have a long-term relationship with the baby’s father
  • You can resume your education or career
What are the differences between Adoption and Abortion?
Adoption
Abortion
  • Your pregnancy ends with giving life
  • You may feel good and positive about your choice
  • You will remember giving birth
  • You will have plenty of time to plan your baby's future
  • You can hold, name and love your baby
  • You can have continued contact with your child
  • Your pregnancy ends with death
  • You may feel guilt and shame about your decision
  • You will remember taking a life
  • Abortion is final,  you can't reverse your decision
  • You will nenver know or treasure your baby
  • You will miss the opportunity to see your child develop

Source: bethany.org

Know this ...

Adopted children have stronger identites and self-esteem than children raised by single mothers. Lutherans for Life, 2000

Young, unmarried women who choose adoption consistently attain higher levels of income and education than their peers who choose single parenting. Battelle, 1998

Seventy percent of long-terms inmates grew up fatherless. Focus on the Family, 2001

Adopted children attend college more often than the general population.  Search Institute, 1994

Children in families without fathers are five times more likely to grow up in poverty. Focus on the Family, 2001

If you are considering adoption, or want to know more, counselors at Planning Life are prepared to provide you with information you need to consider this choice and to refer you to caring adoption services.  Contact us at (605) 361-3275.