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Just Another Choice by TheEmptyChest Just Another Choice by TheEmptyChest
My very first stamp. Of course, it had to be a controversial one. :P

Whenever I come across the abortion debate, I notice that pro-lifers tend to point to adoption as the “end all, be all” solution to unwanted pregnancies, and I can’t help but think, “And how many children have you adopted?” There are thousands of children in this country alone waiting to be, not knowing what it’s like to have a home or a family, feeling unloved and rejected. These children are draining money from society. Society cannot afford them. And yet many pro-lifers want to chuck in more, making the burden even worse, just because abortion is against their morals.

The simple truth of the matter is, adoption is not some “miracle cure” for abortions. It’s not a solution, and it’s not a prevention. When you preach “adoption only,” not only are you saying you want to force a woman to carry a pregnancy full-term - as well as deal with the pain of childbirth - just because you prefer that over abortion, you are also saying you want to force society to pay for an unwanted child. You may be fine and dandy with paying for a gazillion unwanted children, but I - and many other people - aren’t. And society doesn't operate based on what you consider right.

Bottom line: Adoption is a choice, just like abortion is. It's either pro-choice or no choice.

EDIT: Remember, this is my very first stamp. I'm new at this stamp-making thing, so I apologize that it's not all snazzy. XD
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I actually plan to adopt mine, k.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Good for you. If only more people would take that route.
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Agreed.  No difference between your own biological kid and one you adopted.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
No difference in how much you should love them, anyway. 
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Exactly.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have friends that were adopted thanks for asking. They're very nice and I'm fucking grateful they were NOT aborted so I could know them and be with them.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Doesn't change my opinion. The stamp is not anti-adoption, it's anti-adoption as an "end all, be all" solution to an unwanted pregnancy.   
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think adoption should be the ONLY option. There's also birth control, condoms, or, dare I say, abstinence that could also be options. And I will also support abortion being legal in the case of rape, incest, and life-death situations, but we're in disagreement on abortion should be allowed to solve unwanted pregnancies.
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Exodvs Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
My girlfriend was adopted.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Good for her.
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