Published by Can’t Say You Didn’t Know April 4, 2019
“But what about all the children already in foster care?”
“If you’re so pro-life, how many kids have you adopted?”
“If abortion is outlawed what are you going to do about the thousands of more children who go into foster care?”
All of these are common Pro-Abortion rebuttals to Pro-Lifers. They claim that Pro-Lifers don’t really care about children because they aren’t concerned with those that are poor and/or come from broken families and are in foster care. They claim that Pro-Lifers are merely “Pro-Birth”, not truly Pro-Life. However, is this a fair claim? Let’s break down this argument. However, before we start I want to open with a preface. As of September 30, 2017, there were 442,995 children in the foster care system in the United States. This staggering number is not just a statistic, it represents over 400,000 broken homes and hurting children. In this discussion, we cannot forget that, just as one abortion is one too many, one hurting child or one broken family is one too many. With that preface in mind, let’s begin.