Excerpt From: Townhall. Written By: Mike Adams.
I hear a lot of calloused arguments in favor of abortion. Most of them come from leftists. Unfortunately, I occasionally hear them coming from self-described libertarians and conservatives. Unlike leftists who are wrong on every issue, the person claiming to be conservative or libertarian is usually right on most issues. So it is worth trying to offer them a respectful and well-reasoned response. Below, I respond to just such a reader. Her words are indented and in italics, mine are not:
I ask pro-lifers: who will take care of all the unwanted babies if we were to ban abortion. (There is never an answer). Will we go back to building orphanages and institutions wherein we stick children until adulthood?
This is simply false. When you ask pro-lifers who will take care of “unwanted babies” we do have an answer, which is pretty straightforward: There is no such thing as an unwanted baby.
Put simply, those willing to adopt a child exceed the number of children aborted in this country every year. The logical error in the reader’s argument is that it is somehow worse to be placed in an orphanage than to be slowly and methodically dismembered. That logical error is compounded by the easily refutable assertion that such an outcome would be reasonably likely.
The evidence of a surplus of willing adoptive parents is not new. The National Committee for Adoption said in a 1990 press release that “infants who are legally free for adoption, regardless of their race or ethnicity” do not have to wait for homes. In fact, there is a long waiting list of screened families who want to adopt even seriously disabled newborns, including babies born with Down Syndrome and spina bifida. An estimated two million families in the U.S. were interested in adopting a child even back in the early 1900s when between 1.5 and 1.6 million babies were being aborted in the U.S. annually. The children waiting to be adopted tend to be older. Babies do not wait to be adopted.