In a recent article actor Jim Caviezel said “I always thought if I adopted that I wouldn’t have the same feeling [as I would] if they were genetically my own children. Nothing could be further from the truth.” He goes on to say the adoption of his children “challenged him to speak out more on pro-life issues.” This makes me wonder what his original motivations for adopting were.
Before I go any further, I want to make sure that every reader understands that I am in no way attacking his ability or quality as a father, but I do question the politics behind for adoptions and more importantly using it to speak out against reproductive rights.
The abortion/adoption debate should be centered on pregnant women and birthmothers not fetuses and certainly not children. We see children’s presence in politics way too often. Seeing them or even hearing from them is not what I have a problem with, but it is the parents the use their children as examples for platform decisions. We saw this blatantly with Sarah Palin’s children during the campaign. Who can forget a pregnant Bristol with her then fiancé at the convention? [Read more...]