DOES THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION OVERTURNING ROE VS. WADE IN THE DOBBS CASE, MEAN THAT I CANNOT GET AN ABORTION? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

Contrary to what you have a heard, the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade does NOT make abortion illegal. In many states, nothing will change about the availability of abortion. If you live in a state that does not pose many restrictions on abortion, you should be able to get an abortion now just as you would have been able before the Supreme Court’s decision. If you live in a state with more restrictions on abortion, you should expect those restrictions to remain in place or get even tighter. The United States Supreme Court in deciding the Dobbs case held that the United States Constitution does not create or protect a right to abortion. The Supreme Court held that individual states, through their elected state legislators, have the authority to pass laws expanding or limiting access to abortion within the boundary of their respective states. Thinking about it dispassionately, many people would prefer that the people for whom they vote, and who are accountable to the voters – their state senators and representatives — make decisions about matters within their states rather than the nine, unelected members of the Supreme Court.

However, even if you live in a state that continues to allow, or even expands the availability of, abortion if you have an unplanned pregnancy or untimely pregnancy, you should consider all of your options before choosing to have an abortion. Abortion ends the pregnancy but does not erase the fact that you were pregnant. Abortion means that a woman does not have to carry a baby to term, but it is unlikely that she will ever forget she had an abortion.

An often-overlooked alternative to abortion is adoption. It is true that a woman must endure 9 months of pregnancy and then make the decision to leave the hospital without the baby. Even though she will never forget she had a baby, she will know that she gave her baby the opportunity to live life in the home of a family who dearly wanted a baby to love and cherish. A family who probably spent years and thousands of dollars on infertility treatments trying to get pregnant and possibly had one or more disappointments and lots of money trying to adopt. At least, in giving a baby up for adoption, or more correctly, making an adoption plan for the baby, you will be able to offset some of your grief with the knowledge that you did something incredibly unselfish for a fellow human being — an act as close to God-like, as anything imaginable.

If you would like to explore adoption, we, at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.  — or the “Kirsh Boys,” as the adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh are sometimes called – Steve, and his brothers, Joel and Rob, and his son, Grant, pride themselves on answering questions about adoption and explaining the process without pressure or judgment.

Our contact information is below. We will answer your questions and provide you with the information you seek, without cost or obligation on your part. In other words, talking to us is FREE and does NOT mean you ever have to talk or text with us, again. The Kirsh Boys have 90 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE practicing adoption law. We can help you in finding an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, adoptive home for your precious baby, whether you live in Beech Grove or Indianapolis, Franklin or Bloomington, Evansville or Washington, South Bend or Gary, Warsaw or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, or Michigan.

There is always a family waiting to love your child. We have lots of family options from which you can choose, all of whom are wonderful, carefully screened, loving families, FROM INDIANA AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY (married, single, Lesbian, and Gay) who cannot wait to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes and are happy to assist with living expenses to the fullest extent allowed by law. You make all the choices regarding which family adopts your baby & extent of contact you want after the child’s birth.

You can call, text, and or email us anytime -call/text: 800-333-5736, email: AdoptionSupport@kirsh.com, or Facebook message: https://www.facebook.com/KirshandKirsh/. We answer our office phone 24 hours a day, every single day. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.

POSITIVE ADOPTION LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER:  Please understand that these blog posts are written in a way to use language that people use when searching for help with their adoption plans.  Unfortunately, while all of us understand what positive adoption language means, most expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the Internet for expectant moms is “how do I give up my baby for adoption”.  If we do not include those words in our blog posts, and instead put “how do I create an adoption plan for my baby” then our website will not show up in most expectant moms’ search results on Google.

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