Abortion may seem like the easy way out when a woman faces an unintended pregnancy and doesn’t know what to do. Family and friends may recommend abortion to her as the quickest solution.
But as thousands and thousands of post-abortive women know, abortion comes with a huge cost. It ends the life of her rapidly developing unborn child, something she will have to live with for the rest of her life. Abortion can also leave her with serious physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences.
There are alternatives to abortion. Choices that are better for both mother and child. Many caring people are available to provide help, resources, and support. Find more information here.
Consider these choices:
Marital parenthood: Some couples who are unexpectedly pregnant choose to marry to provide a supportive environment for each other and their child. Those who are already married may seek support from family or community resources.
Single Parenthood: Many women choose single motherhood. Fathers—and even grandparents—may also choose to raise children when a woman feels she cannot accept the responsibility of motherhood.
Adoption: Birthmothers today can choose the families in which they place their children and the extent to which they have contact. Birthmothers can arrange a closed, semi-open or open adoption, depending on their level of comfort. Adoption allows women who choose not to parent a chance to pursue their unrealized dreams as well as the dreams they have for their children.
Learn more at: www.adoptionincanada.ca