#STOPABORTION



She gets pregnant. She looks at the positive test and thinks some version of, “Oh, no.” She can’t possibly be pregnant right now. So she schedules an appointment at the local abortion clinic. When she gets there, a man approaches her, tries to talk her out of an abortion. But she’s scared. She goes inside where, with sadness and relief, she kills her child.
Woman has unprotected sex. Woman gets positive pregnancy test. Woman shows up at the clinic, the last-ditch effort of the movement to save her child. More often than not, they fail.

They fail because many don’t understand what’s happening with the woman. She’s not married (85.3%), but she may be living with someone (25%). You don’t have to tell her that abortion stills a beating heart; she’s had a baby before (45.8%). She knows exactly what she’s losing when she goes into that clinic, because she had to arrange childcare to get there. She probably lives in a metropolitan county (50%) and she’s three times as likely to be on Medicaid than other women.
But let’s break the situation down even further. She’s having an abortion for four reasons: a baby would interfere with work or school; she can’t afford a baby; the scan showed a deformed baby; she doesn’t want to be a single parent or she’s having trouble with the father of the baby. Being more likely to be on Medicaid means being more likely to poor, emphasizing that she can’t afford to have a baby.
What if we attack the root causes of abortion — we stop abortion before that desperate walk from the parking lot to the clinic? This would mean, first and foremost, attacking poverty: the type of grinding poverty that leaves you unable to afford another child’s clothing or daycare. It means raising the minimum wage.

Aside from monetary concerns, women are afraid a child would ‘interfere’ with work or school. That’s because we have no comprehensive maternity care in the Nigeria. Women aren’t guaranteed time off work without losing their jobs — while many get the standard unpaid 12 weeks, there are exceptions for small businesses. They can only dream of paid maternity leave of even a measly six weeks. 
Moreover, once the baby is born, we have poor access to quality daycare. Access to affordable “high-quality” care for all mothers would make it easier to fit a[nother] baby into a busy life of work and school.
And if a full 85.3% of abortion-seeking women are not married, it would seem that marriage is a protective factor against abortion — a stable marriage, one in which the mother and father aren’t at loggerheads. Therefore, it would seem important to promote marriage: to fund government programs that help it to work, to offer free and accessible counseling programs.

Most are babies are aborted just because the scan showed a deformed baby.
Would you rather kill than have a deformed life on earth?

Moreover, a full 40% of women who choose abortion don’t have children already, and are likely to choose adoption. Where’s the nationwide push to adopt, both from foster care and privately, the massive campaign of destigmatization, the laws in place to protect the right of the birthmother to see her child? If we can make adoption a viable option — an option that comes with maternity coverage — we can decrease the number of children killed by abortion.
There’s plenty we can do to lower the number of abortions in this country. However, most of the work needs to be done before that crisis walk. 
You can zip up or use a condom, birth control pills aren't the best options.
Every baby deserves a chance just as your parents gave your yours.

Until we can work at the root causes of the evil, we will never eliminate abortion in Nigeria . The crisis method catches a few women. But far more can keep their babies with more help: decent healthcare, more money, better places to live, quality daycare and relationship counseling. These are the ways we will lower abortion numbers in the Nigeria and the world at large.


STOP ABORTION
EVERY BABY DESERVES A CHANCE

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