Woke up in a mood you could politely say was cranky, that mood was because yesterday was a terrible day for women in the USA, a day foretelling the very real possibility of Roe v. Wade being struck down. And yes, I understand that the states could enact their own laws re abortion, but even if some states do, other states won’t and it will leave many without recourse, let alone a real choice, and yes, many women will have no choice but adoption.
An adoption that is not by choice is by default a forced adoption.
And let’s make it perfectly clear that even if a woman intended to abort the fetus, and instead, carried to term, gave birth to their child and then surrendered their parental rights to adoptive parents, they’ll be deeply affected, they’ll grieve the loss of their baby, and will never be the same again.
And I shudder at the mere thought of adoptees growing up in a post Roe v. Wade era and whatever new iterations of You Must Be Grateful You Weren’t Aborted will be like for them.
And you know there will be targeting done by adoption entities, people wanting to adopt, recent history proves this -> In a mood…
Article below was written in 2008 by retired gynecologist Waldo L. Fielding, M.D. in his mid-80’s, published in the New York Times
Please read the entire article, if you can’t, below are the last three paragraphs.
“The worst case I saw, and one I hope no one else will ever have to face, was that of a nurse who was admitted with what looked like a partly delivered umbilical cord. Yet as soon as we examined her, we realized that what we thought was the cord was in fact part of her intestine, which had been hooked and torn by whatever implement had been used in the abortion. It took six hours of surgery to remove the infected uterus and ovaries and repair the part of the bowel that was still functional.
It is important to remember that Roe v. Wade did not mean that abortions could be performed. They have always been done, dating from ancient Greek days.
What Roe said was that ending a pregnancy could be carried out by medical personnel, in a medically accepted setting, thus conferring on women, finally, the full rights of first-class citizens and freeing their doctors to treat them as such.”
I think Dad must have seen similar during his practice, he never came out and said so, but he supported Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose, no matter how conflicted he likely was over abortion as a deeply religious man.