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Consider adoption before abortion

Editor:

I am writing in response to Kelston L. Benson-Goupil’s letter (“Abortion is sometimes the only feasible option,” Jan. 30).?Benson-Goupil makes a strong argument for abortion as he paints what many would consider to be a grim picture involving a high-school-aged girl becoming pregnant.

The one problem I have with the argument is that the author does not adequately discuss the option of putting the child up for adoption, nor does he mention the fact that the average waiting period to adopt an infant in the United States is two years (see adoption.com). A waiting time like that shows an obviously high demand.

My best friend has been my best friend since we were 3 years old. His adoptive parents were not able to have children of their own. As hard as the decision must have been, I’m grateful that my best friend’s biological parents chose to put him up for adoption rather than abort him.

Dan YoungbergJunior, Mechanical Engineering

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