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The post-mortem on the 2022 midterm elections is still underway, but many on the right are asking an important question:
Why is abortion such a losing issue for Republicans?
Pro-lifers lost five state ballot measures on November 8, losing in California, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky and Montana. Back in August, voters in Kansas defeated a state constitutional amendment that would have confirmed the fact that the state has no legal right to abortion.
Conservatives have statistics, logic and science. so what’s up? I believe they are spending too much time focusing on the evils of abortion and not enough time promoting the alternative, which is adoption.
Adoption services president pushes back against media abortion narrative: ‘We have to do something concrete’
Saturday is National Adoption Day, an annual event designed to raise awareness of those waiting to find forever homes — and those whose lives were saved by their new families. And created.
Seventeen years ago, my birth mother had an important decision to make. She can choose abortion or adoption – death or life. I am so glad he chose life. Still, I’m sure it wasn’t an easy choice for him.
She was young, in school, and had her whole future ahead of her. There was a part of him that desperately wanted to pick me up. However, she knew that she could not be both mother and father. I am told that tears filled Juliana’s eyes and fell upon me as she placed me in her parents’ arms.
As a direct result of that brave decision, I have the ability to live and pursue my dreams. Even better, I have had the opportunity to meet my biological family and develop relationships with many of them, including my birth mother.
People often see adoption as simply handing over their child to complete strangers, but that’s not the reality. My birth mother chose an open adoption. This means that she was directly involved in the process of deciding who would raise me and has been in contact with me throughout my life. She seems to take advantage of every opportunity she has to be there for me.
About eight months ago, I competed in a speech and debate tournament at Colorado Christian University. Coincidentally, my birth mother was in town during the pageant. Of all the things she could do with her time, she chose to come and watch me while I argued and spoke.
This is just one example of the love he has shown me over the years. My relationship with him has been far from anything, and I am so grateful for that.
Juliana’s family has also embraced me. My biological grandparents treat my entire adoptive family as if my parents and siblings are biologically related to them as well. Every time they give me a gift, they include my other siblings, which means the world to them and to me. I feel like I have not one but two families, both of whom love me dearly.
Adoption can be seen by many in a negative light, but in reality, it leads to an abundance of love. Everyone in my adopted family has been touched by the love of my biological family.
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This past summer my parents and I attended a wedding in Denver for my birth mother’s niece. At the reception, Juliana warmly and lovingly introduced us by saying, “This is my son and these are his parents.” Even though he chose to adopt, he never stopped seeing me as his son.
It is the duty of all of us to save the innocent lives lost by abortion. To achieve this we must not only condemn death but celebrate life. My birth mother, Juliana, is a great example of the bravery and courage it takes to choose to adopt. We should recognize her, and all women who choose life, as heroes.
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