The clock can't be turned back

@maximax8 (28559)
United Kingdom
January 10, 2009 10:38am CST
Pregnancy can be such an emotional time due to hormonal changes. If a lady isn't happy being pregnant she might decide to have an abortion. Once performed the clock can't be turned back. I am a teacher and I know some children have lived with a foster carer and then gone back to their parents. Sometimes life can be challenging and a pregnant lady could imagine that in a couple of years her life could be happy with a little child by her side. Adoption is a possibility if the lady is sure that she doesn't want her baby. Do you agree with abortion? What do you think of foster care? Do you like adoption?
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10 responses
@srganesh (6349)
• India
10 Feb 09
Abortion is advisable only when a doctor suggests to do it for the good of the mother or if the child is having some abnormalities with which it can't live a happy living in this world.Unless that,if a woman don't likes to be pregnant,then she should use contraceptive measures.Being uncareful and repenting for it later,no,I won't accept it.
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
10 Feb 09
actually i don't get what foster care means but i am against abortion, it is a horrible murder and i think that women that don't want their child should watch videos with real abortion live and i think a big part of them would change their mind. if they still don't want or can't keep the baby from other reasons, adoption can be a better solution cause there are many people that can't have a baby and want to have. but even if she decide to give her child for adoption it is possible that she will regret after.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
16 Jan 09
Maximax8 I am against abortion not only because the catholic religion that I belong to says so but because I am pro life. When I was a teenager, I was in favour of abortion in case of foetuses wih physical disabilities or in case of rape. However when I saw the photo of my unbron son eight years ago I realised that there is a life even if it is a tiny human inside the womb. Life must be safeguarded. I do think that adoption is a solution for women who would not like or cannot keep their child for some reason or another
• Ireland
11 Jan 09
Hi again Maximax8! My answer to your first question, do you agree with abortion would be no. I value life and believed that it should be respected whatever the circumstance is. I believe that women who do opt for abortion lives with the guilt for life. They can deny it if they want but still the unborn baby would still be a part of them and never will be forgotten. With regards to foster care, it is nice to hear children who are being orphaned for some reason being taken cared of by a foster parent. Sometimes we hear of foster parents maltreating their foster child or abusing them but that doesn't erase the fact that more foster parents loved their foster babies. If I like adoption. a diffinite YES! There were instances that I was given a chance to foster a baby from my friends who got pregnant. Unfortunately, that didnt happen because they got a miscarriage. I know it was a miscarriage because she wanted the baby herself if not for some circumstances. I would love to adopt a baby if given a chance.
• United States
11 Jan 09
As a personal choice I would not get an abortion. I really couldn't reconcile it with the way I was raised and my beliefs. I believe that every child deserves a chance to thrive and if I wasn't able to raise it and give it the proper environment to do so I know that there are sooo many couples who are in a position to raise a child with love and for them. That decision really doesn't have to be made until the baby is born. Yes, I agree that abortion cannot be undone. However that's a choice a woman or girl has to make on her own. I would educate them about their choices and the possible consequences but I would not push my beliefs on them. Foster care can be an option but I would want to know that the baby would be placed with loving, caring people who don't just want to collect a state check.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
I would have loved to adopt a child with my wife, but we were probably too old. My wife lost our baby at an early stage in her pregnancy, and that was possibly our last chance. We considered adoption, but we were a little old, so we abandoned the idea. Now, we are staying with my(our) granddaughters, the oldest (10) would be the same age as ours and I think god had a hand in our fate, Have a great day max.
10 Jan 09
I do agree with abortion - I beleive it should be there to help those that are in a position to need it deseperately - however I do think it should be done before a certain week.
@nannacroc (4049)
10 Jan 09
Good foster carers are fantastic. I have worked with many of them. Sadly there are one or two who I wouldn't have trusted to care for a dog and they seemed to only do the job for the money, which isn't a lot I know, but enough for them. The good ones I've worked with were loving, caring and brilliant with the children I don't agree with abortion but have been in so many discussions that get nasty on this subject I try to avoid it now. I think adoption is a good way of solving two dilemmas, one person doesn't want a child, another person wants a child and cannot have one, bring the two together and things are solved.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
10 Jan 09
i dont like abortion and if i dont get pregnant i will adopt kid from my sister or brother.being as a mother of four yrs old, i would say i am happy for it and i discover everyday a different excitement from my kid.
@bubblyapple (2655)
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
I am not for abortion. However, I do believe that a woman should have a free choice on what to do. I am hoping that every woman would choose life for the baby they are carrying. I would rather opt for adoption for the baby once it is born.