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What are Some Similarities and Differences
Between Adoption and Abortion?

Similarities

ADOPTIONABORTION
You can pursue
earlier goals and plans.
You can pursue
earlier goals and plans
You can live independently. You can live independently.
You will not have to
parent prematurely.
You will not have to
parent prematurely.
You will be free from the
financial burdens of parenting.
You will be free from the
financial burdens of parenting.
You will avoid being forced
into a hasty marriage.
You will avoid being forced
into a hasty marriage.
If you are a teenager,
you can resume your youthful lifestyle.
If you are a teenager,
you can resume your youthful lifestyle.

Differences

ADOPTION ABORTION
Your pregnancy ends with giving life. Your pregnancy ends with death.
You can feel good and
positive about your choice.
You may feel guilt and
shame about your choice.
You will remember giving birth. You will remember taking a life.
You will have plenty of time to
plan your future and your baby's.
Abortion is final, you can't go
back on your decision.
You can hold, name,
and love your baby.
You will never know
or treasure your baby.
You can have continued
contact with your child.
You will miss the opportunity
to see you child develop.

Remember that adoption goes a step beyond choosing life for your baby.
It is a quality of life decision for you and your child.

Still not sure? Read about Carla's choice.