Many pregnant women considering their options see abortion as a quick fix to a serious problem. Pregnant teens may view abortion as a resolution that immediately restores their normal life. Based on these and other misconceptions, more than 1.5 million women each year have abortions. Few take the time to consider the psychological consequences of abortion.
At the law firm of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., our experience has shown us that women who have abortions often regret the decision later, and many experience shame, guilt and depression that continues for years afterward. They think of the “children that could have been,” feeling shame for choosing their own freedom over the life of their child.
Why Guilt Is Often A Factor
No matter how the abortion issue is framed in our culture, every abortion involves a woman making an individual decision by herself. Given how human life begins, most find it hard not to believe that in having an abortion, they are denying another human being a chance at life. For this reason, many women can’t help but feel guilty for having taken away the life of their child.
Once they decide to start a family of their own, many mothers are reminded of the abortion they had earlier in life as their own children begin to grow, learn to walk and talk, and experience all of life’s firsts. Even if they don’t expect to feel remorse or depression, it is not uncommon for women to think of the life they denied, of how old the child would be now, and the contributions the child could have made to the world had the life been allowed to continue.
Adoption: A Blessing For Everyone Involved
Even though it may be difficult for a woman to undergo nine months of pregnancy and then place her child for adoption, adoption is an alternative to abortion that results in untold benefits for everyone involved. As adoption attorneys, we have seen adopted children flourish in loving homes where opportunity and a positive environment allowed them to succeed. We have also seen birth mothers who chose adoption go on to complete their educations and have amazing careers. Many even become mothers again, when the time is right.
Abortion will not change the fact that you were pregnant. None of us can change what has already happened. All we can do is to make the best possible choices for the future. For some women, providing well for the unborn child by making an adoption plan allows them to go through life knowing they have done something very special in making the choice to give their child the best possible chance at a great life.
Confused? Discuss Alternatives To Abortion With Our Indiana Adoption Law Firm.
The law office of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., has helped prospective birth mothers find safe, caring and happy homes for their children for more than 30 years. Our private adoption attorneys provide a network of certified counselors and other professional services for prospective birth mothers in order to ease the emotional and psychological stress that accompanies adoption.
If you are considering an abortion, please contact our office first. You can contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We will be happy to speak with you and provide you with any information you may need regarding what adoption offers for you and your unborn baby. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, contact our Indianapolis adoption lawyers today.
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