Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Abortion or Adoption?

From Angelus News:

Justice Barrett, during oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, raised a question of whether abortion is needed in a world where adoption is available, especially when "Safe Haven" laws anonymously allow for dropping off a newborn at a hospital or other emergency response locations.

There are many reasons to why women choose abortion over adoption. But neither option is easy. Based on the status, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. Many children in foster care would have to overcome hardships from abusive or drug-addicited homes, especially during the time of pandemic.

Rrecent cases addressing abortion issues brought back the long-term debate by the proponents and opponents on how abortion should be treated. The level of attention of the debate remained a constant.

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