Pros And Cons Of Adoption

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Abortion has been a one of the most controversial topics in America since the case of Roe v. Wade in 1973. Ever since the Supreme Court’s decision America has been divided. There are two sides to this issue: pro-choice and pro-life. Pro-choice is used to describe those who fight for the right to make their own decisions. Pro-life is the exact opposite, meaning that they fight for the right of life. According to Adam B. those who are pro-choice surpassed those who are pro-life for the first time in seven years. Out of 1024 Americans, 50% were pro-choice, 44% were pro-life, and 6% were indifferent. Out of those who were pro-choice, 54% were women. So as you can see, a majority of women are pro-choice (Lerner).
One of the arguments that pro-life
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However this is not completely true. There are more kids being put up for adoption than actually being adopted. In 2009, 12,000 children were left without permanent homes because of this. It’s common to think that maybe it was just a bad year, but on average, most Americans cannot afford the adoption price. On average it costs between 20,000-25,000 dollars to adopt one child. This does not include the traveling fee. To add to this, after the adoption you would then have to take care of them just like any other child, beckoning to their every want and desire. If you calculated the final total it would be well over 100,000 thousand within the first year. Another problem is the fact that many people foster children or teenagers only for the money. They have no intention of actually helping or providing a healthy home for them. To counter this argument roughly 130,000 kids are adopted annually in America. Since 2000 there has been a 6% increased rate until 2008. According to the Dave Thomas Foundation, “Nearly 40 percent of American adults, or 81.5 million people, have considered adopting a child.” That is almost half of the American adult population or 81.5 million families willing to adopt. The high adoption fee weeds out those who are unfit or adopting for the wrong reasons. If this cause was spread as a positive action millions of children can find a loving …show more content…
An abortion could cost anywhere between $350-$500, compared to the monthly birth control pill fee of $0-$50 a month. Why would you kill an innocent baby instead of paying only $50 a month for birth control pills and avoiding having an unwanted child? 42% of all women who receive abortions live in poverty. According to “ Each year, 1.7% of women aged 15–44 have an abortion. Half have had at least one previous abortion”. Which means that potentially half of the annual abortions could be women who have previously received one. All in all we believe that abortions should not be used as a form of contraception. On the other hand, abortions are a means of population control. There are 7.3 billion people on Earth as of today. By the spring of 2024 the total population is said to reach 8 billion people. Overpopulation could bring about 3rd world problems to already developed countries. These problems could include: starvation, malnutrition, poverty, pollution, underdevelopment, etc. According to about 21,000 people die daily because of hunger, or hunger-related causes. That’s a person every 4 seconds. More than 45 million or 14.5% of all Americans live below the poverty threshold. With more children, there would be a higher demand for supplies such as food, water, money, etc. Just like natural gas, food, water, and all other resources needed for life are finite. If we

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