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"The pluralistic form takes for me a stronger hold on reality than any other philosophy I know of, being essentially a social philosophy, a philosophy of 'co'"-William James
I am a product of
adoption. My mother was unable to have children of her own, so she decided to
go across the big pond and get a child for herself. She actually influenced her
sister to follow her lead and adopt too. I always joke that she was pregnant
with me for 2 years because that’s how long they had to wait in order to get
me. With both my cousin and me growing up in this influence, it’s hard not to
be pro-adoption or pro-life. I see all around me the positive influences of
adoption and how life changing they are not only to the children and parents
but also to their community. I do believe that when faced with this tough
decision, mothers and fathers should think thoroughly before making rash
decisions. Many couples who are ready and desire children to complete their
family are unable to have little munchkins of their own. I believe it is
selfish to take away that kind of indescribable, priceless joy from hopeful
partners. Of course, there are always outstanding circumstances in which some
expecting mothers would be put in a difficult decision which we as third party
bystanders wouldn’t understand unless in that position ourselves. However, if
left the choice to abort or adopt, I would always encourage the latter.
Although just because I fully support adoption doesn’t mean I’m not pro-choice.
I am currently still very young in my political mindset, but during my senior
year of high school, I had the best U.S. Government teacher. He was passionate
and made me really enjoy government which I thought would be boring. While
going over the amendments, one that really stood out to me was the ninth
amendment. In laymen’s terms, the ninth amendment basically states that just
because we have not stated all of our rights as citizens and human beings above
in the other amendments does not mean we don’t have them. One of these implied
rights is the right to privacy. With this being said, I believe women have the
right to privacy and therefore the right to choose.