Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the US, have a well known slogan: “Make every child a wanted child”. This simplistic slogan denies the inherent value of every person – a value that is not determined on whether or not a person is “wanted”.
If a baby’s biological parents are not able to love and provide for their child there are many other couples and families who can and want to.
Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Jamie Foxx, Steve Jobbs, Jack Nicholson and Nelson Mandela were all adopted. Each one of them was born into challenging circumstances and were given the chance at life through the generosity of another family.
Jack Nicholson talked openly about his adoption and says he has nothing but gratitude for his birth mother for giving him a chance at life.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine he said: “I’m very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I’m positively against it. I don’t have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life”. Read more: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/jack-nicholson-abortion-i-m-positively-against-it-i-never-would-have
Adoption is a wonderful option, but even though the number of couples wanting to adopt far exceeds the number of babies available for adoption, too few babies are given this chance.
In Ireland there were only 23 adoptions in 2014. For every baby that is born and adopted, there are 14 couples waiting to adopt that child and make them part of their family. See: http://www.thejournal.ie/adoption-ireland-1538973-Jun2014/