, abortion, feminismA recent "Womanist Musings" blog post, Abortion, Adoption When Do Women Feel Regrets? is yet again another feminist upset about pro-life agenda's, particularly those that stress the regret women will feel if they chose that option...while extolling the JOYS of placing a child for adoption. Valid point.
The author, however, circles the issue and almost hits the target, but missues slightly as she omits the entire money aspect that drives adoption today.
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You have hit the nail on the head and yet still missed the mark in that the major issue is the money to be made in marketing healthy white newborns creates intense exploitation, pressure and coercion on women in crisis with no legal counsel or impartial counseling available to them. One a woman THINKS about adoption and speaks to anyone in the indutsy they are brainwashed and haunted until they hand over the prize.
YES...adoption is a limbo loss that is irresolvable and filled with a LIFETIME of regret, feelings of guilt, wrapped in shame and causes PTSD and many physical and psychological repercussions.
Mothers, like myself, HAVE been speaking out since the late 70s - early 80s. many books have been written by mothers such as Birthmark by Lorriane Dusky. No one is listening! More feminists identify with and side with those "desperate" for a child - which now includes same sex couples - who create the market demand than they do about their exploited sisters.
I urge everyone concerned to read: http://tinyurl.com/universal-grief
The loss of a child is felt forever by women everywhere in the world who are being harmed by women's in humanity women in a real life Handmaid's Tale with one exception: the moneyed middle men baby brokers.
This is indeed a topic feminists and all concerned human beings need to be discussing. Families in crisis need help and support to remain intact not to be ripped apart for profit. Or, as the UN Commission on Human Rights said in 2003: "Regrettably, in many cases, the emphasis has changed from the desire to provide a needy child with a home, to that of providing a needy parent with a child. As a result, a whole industry has grown, generating millions of dollars of revenues each year . . ."