You may remember Kathryn Joyce as the author of a powerful piece on the Quiverfull religious movement – in this article she looks at the collusion between Crisis Pregnancy Centres and adoption services, and how they coerce mothers into relinquishing their newborns for adoption, to the point of targeting potential relinquishing mothers as part of school sex education programs before they even fall pregnant (raising the question of whether one of the undisclosed purposes of the push for abstinence-only sex education is simply to provide a broader pool of adoptable infants for pious Christian families). The abandonment of women who change their minds, the threats and the deliberate misrepresentations, the antagonism towards any fathers’ rights in the adoptive process make for a chilling study in institutional manipulation from the pro-lifers.
There is a lot of research showing that the proportion of women who bitterly regret reliquishing a child for
abortion adoption is at least as high and probably much higher than the proportion of women who bitterly regret having had an abortion. The fact that coerced adoptions are still taking place and even on the rise should be made much more widely known.