Dr. Kopf is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who specializes in abortion care, is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and has performed abortions for over 25 years.
Dr. Peter Kopf is asked:
Does your clinic offer literature, or do you talk about other options, such as adoption, with the women who come in?
The misconception is true, however.....Adoption is "very simple"? I wonder how many mothers who lost children to adoption this dude has ever met or read about?
Well, adoption is very simple, if they are interested we discuss it. It's sort of a misconception in some circles that ladies who choose pregnancy termination would be interested in adoption, that's one thing people don't understand.
Abortion is birth control. Adoption is giving up your child and not accepting your duties as a mother. Most women are not interested in that. It's only in a religiously-altered mind that that's a true option.
Simple? How so? Carrying a child for nine months is "simpler" then not? Going through labor is simpler than not? Experiencing feeling your child inside you and going through labor and delivery to never see your child again is "simpler" than avoiding going through that?
Living the rest of your life wondering about the welfare of a human being you are responsible for bringing into the world is "simple"? Getting a knot in your stomach every time you're asked how many kids you have - simple?
What is this man thinking?
I'm pro-choice but find the statement "abortion is birth control" offensive.
But of every confusing thing this man has said, the most confusing is his final statement:
"Adoption is giving up your child and not accepting your duties as a mother. Most women are not interested in that. It's only in a religiously-altered mind that that's a true option."
What?? Abortion is NOT a non-acceptance of being a mother? Perhaps it's a language difficulty thing?
A pro-life blogger, who sees nothing wrong with the "simple" comment about adoption, points out a fallacy I of course agree with: "...he just gave credit to religious women for being the only group who would even consider adoption. What about the other women who do not have a 'religiously altered mind'?"
But then she ruins it by adding: "His pro abortion thinking tears down adoption as another option that women are given."
Bottom line - as always it's a devil and the devil-or-the-deep-blue-sea either/or argument that totally omits the possibility that a woman might actually WANT to keep and nurture her child but just believes she can't because she doesn't have a job, or a husband, or supportive parents.
With both abortionists and anti-abortionists pushing their agenda, it's amazing any single mother ever makes it through in tact with her baby in her arms...but then, isn't that their mutual goal?
These seeming opponents are really - perhaps unknowingly, unwittingly? - united in preventing single mothers from being parents.