Favourite Quotes

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oh-snap-pro-choice:

Honestly my favourite quote from a Pro Lifer, ever, has to be ‘There’s life after childhood’ in response to children being abused and hurt in the foster care and adoption system. Seriously?

Okay, so what happens in a person’s childhood has no effect on their lives later on?
No effect on suicide rates… On mental health… How the Hell can you justify abuse like that? How can you claim to be for children when you toss away children suffering and the ones who are actually in need?

Disgusting. I am utterly at a loss how someone can say that, purely to justify abuse, purely to further their own agenda as some kind of point. Adoption is a great alternative to someone who does not want to take care of a child. To someone who can afford the pregnancy, and is stable enough to take it. Many children find beautiful families and homes and live long fulfilling lives. Many children are also abused and neglected.

The adoption system is shit and the sooner people accept that the better. The sooner people become proactive to change that the better. Just because a family is searching for a child doesn’t mean they are entitled to a pregnancy, does not mean they are entitled to someone else’s body.

I remember an amazing analogy made a little bit ago… Telling an unwilling pregnant person to feel blessed by a pregnancy because there are people out there who can’t have children is like telling a drowning person to feel blessed by the water because some people don’t have any.

There are over 100,000 kids waiting for families. Let’s make sure they’re safe and provided for. Let’s make sure they have a childhood. — Ash

cultureshift:

Your zeal to kill prenatal children is insatiable. You repeatedly shoot down every option available to them but death. Are you studying to become an abortionist? You must have some type of financial interest in the abortion industry.

I used that quote in a reply to an ask addressing concerns of abuse in the foster care system. I wanted the child, who was awaiting adoption, to realize that as bad as they may believe they have it now, things will likely get better. How many children hate the social pressures and bullying present in high school, sometimes to the point of suicide? Would you be against someone telling them that there is life after high school?

At no point was I trying to justify any abuse. In an effort to demonize adoption and the pro-life community, you seem to forget that abuse of every imaginable type occurs in biological families as well. Should we just start aborting every child ever conceived? It would solve every human tragedy and end every form of abuse. And, it would seem, make you a very happy person.

Also, your ‘amazing’ analogy is flawed, since pregnancy will not kill the mother whereas the water will kill the drowning victim. You and the other children at ‘oh-snap-pro-choice’ need to start applying critical thinking and reasoning to your arguments. Trust me, I know you are at a disadvantage. It’s not easy to argue for the killing of innocent and vulnerable human beings.

 

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