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Putting the Option in Adoption

One of President Obama’s key common ground proposals focuses on making adoption more accessible. But what does that mean? And how do reproductive health and justice advocates work towards accomplishing the goal?

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An Adoptee’s Medical History and Medical Attitudes

How many adoptees have faced medical misconceptions in regards to adoption?  Many of us have grumbled about this issue for decades.  We want to hear our medical history from our parents.  We do not want to hear it from the state.

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Adoption and Abortion: Coercion

Does coercion exist in abortion and adoption?  Yes it does.  Some say adoption has changed.  I say it has not.  It has just gotten more sneaky and subtle. 

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Roundup: Senate Republicans “Lower Expectations” On Supreme Court Nominee Fight

Republicans “lower expectations” for Supreme Court nomination fight; economic insecurity, adoption, and abortion; experts react to the news that percentage of births to unwed mothers has risen sharply; Tennessee abortion amendment passes House.

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Abortion vs. Adoption: Ask An Adoptee

Why has no one asked an adoptee for their thoughts about the abortion vs. adoption argument? Both the fetus and the adoptee lose on this argument.

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The ‘Good Old Days’ Weren’t So Good for Reproductive Justice

This history provides just one example of the deeply personal, complex
factors that go into each woman’s reproductive decision making.

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The Financial Crisis and Adoption Rates

As more children are given up for adoption, will other parents be able to afford to adopt?

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Can Pro-Choice People Support the Pregnant Women Support Act?

Neutralizing income as a determining factor for what a woman does in her reproductive life is reproductive justice. Much of the Pregnant Women Support Act is a means to that end. But the bill would also prop up crisis pregnancy centers.

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The Pro-Voice Solution

Living with a pro-voice solution is the only option for a lasting peace to the abortion war.

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The Lie We Love

We all know the story of international adoption: Millions of infants and toddlers have been abandoned or orphaned. If they are lucky, adoring new moms and dads from faraway lands whisk them away for a chance at a better life. Unfortunately, this story is largely fiction.

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