Being born is a minuscule fraction in the equation of life. What matters is the first eighteen years afterward. It's the foundation for the cascade of years that follows.
Picture a puppy being dragged to its cage in an animal shelter and ponder what happens to unwanted children.
There are over 400,000 children in foster care and orphanages in the United States today. California alone has 80,000. It's a myth that there are ample qualified parents waiting to adopt.
Adoptive parents are picky. They want one fresh and clean and perfect. Many spend thousands and fly overseas to find one.
There were 1.4 million abortions in the US in 2011. Unterminated unwanted pregnancies become unwanted children. Criminalize abortion by repealing Roe vs Wade and the resulting surge in births will explode into a population of wards of the court, statutory orphans for the state to raise.
Who will love these boys and girls when their biological parents walk away? What kind of childhood will they have? Who will teach them to ride a bike or throw a ball? What will birthdays and Christmases be like in a children's home or foster care? Who will cheer for them at report card time, at sports events or the school play?
A foster child will never know what it means to come home for the holidays. Home is where family is, where your things are, where someone makes your favorite dish or dessert, just for you. Home is where you feel loved.
Foster care can only give an illusion of family. A foster child is merely a boarder whose rent is paid by the state. It's a second-class scenario at best when you sit down at breakfast every day looking across at the "real" son or daughter. Words are unnecessary. You get the message over time.
What kind of adulthood do you think lies ahead for one who was cast-off as a child? Do you care? Should you care? Where do you think the majority of our prison population comes from?
On Christmas Day after the gifts have been unwrapped and you sit down to feast on turkey and cranberry sauce, think about the picture of the puppy being dragged to his cage. You don't have to dwell on it. Just give it a moment.
Being born is only the starting point for a lifetime of consequences.
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