In 2007, less than 1% of these women opted for adoption.
Taken from Vital Statistics Report Released April 14, 2008
Whenever I hear of someone who is dealing with an unwanted pregnancy and is considering abortion, I just want to scream. And lately I feel like I have had a few too many conversations about this with family and friends. My heart starts pounding, my hands get sweaty and I wish that I could just talk to them for a few minutes and let them know that there are other options for them. I wish I could help them feel a little less panicked and a little more hopeful. But most importantly I wish they could see the benefit of choosing life even though they might not be ready for all that that entails. If I could talk to them for just a few moments I would tell them what a positive option adoption can be. And if I could do that, then maybe I wouldn't feel like screaming so much lately. And maybe I would feel a little less out of control when it comes to adoption. This is when I can't look at the statistics, rather I just have to remind myself that adoptions do happen and each and every one is a miracle.