November is National Adoption Awareness Month.
In observance of adoption awareness, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin will be hosting a November 17 screening in Madison of the movie “Juno,” which features a 16-year-old girl who gave her baby up for adoption. The movie includes some interesting moments, such as when the pregnant teen decides to keep her baby and leaves the abortion facility; when the teen realizes she has a tiny person inside her and speaks to her growing stomach; and the depiction of pro-life picketers outside the abortion facility.
The movie is an interesting choice for NARAL (the acronym stands for National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, by the way). Per their website, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin believes “every woman has a right to make autonomous choices about contraception, abortion, pregnancy and childbearing.”
Also of interest is NARAL’s answer to the question of, “Human life begins at conception. Isn’t abortion therefore wrong?” NARAL states: “There is no single answer to the question of when life begins. NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin believes women and not politicans [sic] or the government should.”
Doctors and scientists have no say in the matter either, apparently.
While we are hopeful that NARAL is embracing the need for adoption as an abortion alternative, NARAL’s policy statements and editorials belie this hope.
A June 21 editorial by Lisa Subeck, NARAL’s executive director, advocated for fetal eugenics and secret abortions for 14-year-olds. Will NARAL’s screening of “Juno” be a pro-abort giggle fest or a frank discussion of adoption as an option to killing?