Today I was driving down 200th Street by Willowbrook Mall and was ashamed with what I saw.
There were more than three blocks of men, women, and children holding signs about how abortion is not the option, and to choose adoption not abortion.
What bugs me is that maybe - just maybe - one or two people in that group chose adoption for their family. There were many infants in strollers there. How many of those parents chose to help the children of B.C. waiting for adoption?
There are so many toddlers, pre-teens, and teenagers waiting for adoption - or someone to call Mom or Dad. Yet all people want, when they talk about adoption, is the tiny, cute baby.
I personally am pro-choice. I don't believe that anyone should tell me what to do with my body.
I found out I was expecting when my twins were six months old. One of my twins was very sick, and there was so much stress, but I decided to go through the pregnancy, as I had a fantastic support system.
Unfortunately, not all unplanned pregnant women have as much support as I did. For some of them, abortion is an option, and that's for them to decide.
It bothers me that people automatically assume I'm pro-abortion because I'm pro-choice.
I'm for letting the woman decide for herself.
We also need to educate our children. Birth control is not 99.9 per cent effective. There are many variables. We need to teach our children that, any time they have sex, they are able to become pregnant. They need to know that, and be mentally ready for it.
They also need to learn about the many children out there who will never have parents and are waiting for adoption.
Abortion is not a form of birth control, and most of all, as a society, we need to learn that shaming a woman for making a choice that is right for her is a very wrong thing.
Many pro-life people are religious. God told us to love one another as he loved us. Is shaming people for having an abortion showing love? No, it's not. It just pushes women away.
And shaming is another form of bullying.
Name withheld, Langley