April 18, 2012 § 3 Comments
While reading this essay, I am not really sure how to put my reactions into words. Reading the paragraph about the medical department not even mentioning the services of abortion and birth control, I suppose the best way to put it into words was that I was shocked and not shocked all at the same time. It seems like something so shady and so…dangerous should not be an issue, but after seeing everything happening in the media with reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood and what not, I cannot say that I was very surprised that people were taking these measures of not mentioning these things. It’s shady, and it seems unethical to me that a professional medical department is not telling their patients about all of their options. How is this legal? It just seems negligent to me. But I’m also the type of person who believes that “morals of faith” does not belong in a professional setting.
I may have already mentioned this before, but after reading the author’s points about many of the women can’t afford to have another child, it reminds me of an experience I’ve had with a pro-life person. During the time were the pro-life people (you know, the ones with the huge banners of aborted fetuses and what not), I decided to hear them out and ask some questions. Even though this isn’t the case 100% of the time, many pro-prolife people advocate for adoption. The people that I have had the displeasure of dealing with (escorting my little sister to Planned Parenthood) that was one of the things that they mentioned. So I decided to ask the girl that I was talking to, if one were to decide to give up the baby for adoption instead of abortion, who pays for it? I mean eveyrthing, the pre-birth doctor appointments, the ultrasounds, the vitamins, the hospital time during labor, the medications, epidural child birth, the newborn testings, everything. After all, it is not unknown that that stuff isn’t cheap by far, and with all of it can easily be in the thousands of dollars. If a woman wants an abortion because she cannot afford the doctor’s bills let alone the money required to raise a child, an abortion could only be a couple of hundred dollars, if that. But anyways, I asked the girl, and she had no idea. She could not give me a single answer, and I did not think that that was a very good thing for someone who is trying to advocate adoption instead.
I took this question to Tumblr and they said that it just all depended, it could be the mother or it could by chance be the adoptive parents, but this is not always, if even majority, of the cases. So overall, the fact that people are preventing people from having a child that they can not afford, and then in turn having to go on welfare (seems ironic to me when they complain about that as well), it just seems…wrong.