I agree with you that contraception seems to be the ideal solution. But it is still difficult for some to get and out of reach financially.KATIE Quoted text>
Rose? I know women your age who were forced to put their babies up for adoption. Sold really. Told their babies had died during delivery. There is one very determined woman in a certain state who helps women who adopted out and those who were adopted. She helps to reunite people if that is what they want.
I know brothers, both adopted (sold) out of the same state in the '60s. One woman very happy to meet birth son. One woman not. First birth mom has sorta taken the other brother under her wing to lessen the feel of rejection. But we still can't force women to do something against their will with their reproductive systems.
A man's reproductive system is beholden as damn near sacred. Why not a woman's
It was the dark ages. You all have no idea what it was like.
For me I only registered and had a lady I met put my info on
Her website. INCASE he was,looking..But I went to a meeting of mostly birth moms..the stories were so much worse than mine.
Finding my son was nothing short of a miracle the way the pieces
As far as grieving goes the very fact that no one calls it a baby..means a woman unless she finds a group who is like her..She is not encouraged to grieve.
People barely understand what a woman who miscarried goes through.
Thankfully there are places out there that woman can find to get help when they do grieve.
Frankly for people who have women's best interest st heart..as a whole women who regret or mourn choices are given not much thought or sympathy..just saying
You are the first person who brought up anything even close to what it was like for people like me.
And I appreciate that more than you know.
Back to my old standard..CONTRACEPTION woukd save a whole lot of heartache.
And if we could force it on men waving their wands out there ..l ok me an on off switch ..woukd be fine by me.
There are many stories to tell about the good ol' days when girls/women had to hide their pregnancies or their families were ostracized. There was quite a stigma attached to premarital sex and those who participated. The double-standard against women only reinforced the stigma and men seemed to be free of consequences.
What I wonder about is how you can sometimes romanticize that period and think it was better for girls/women to be kept in the dark. Just to avoid the reality of induced abortion?
And yes, medically, abortion is pregnancy ending prior to term. The pregnancy consists of embryonic stage and fetal stage. Everyone else may think of it as a baby, but its physiology is not that of a baby, it could not survive outside the womb if not viable, and when the majority of abortions occur, it's roughly about an inch long.
Why should civil rights be usurped from the pregnant girl/woman and handed over to the embryo or fetus described above who has no awareness of its very existence?