The “Adoption Option” bill that would require abortion clinics to provide information about the adoption process to women seeking abortions is nearing final passage. The legislation would also mandate the creation of a state website with information about adoption. Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Ben Clapper says he hopes it will result in fewer abortions.
Clapper says, "We want women to encourage giving their children the gift of life and also choosing adoption which not only helps the babies, but it helps the mothers as well."
Clapper says women need to be made more aware before committing to an abortion about the financial and institutional support available for women who put their children up for adoption.
Clapper expresses, "It has improved the resources that the state has to let women know about the option of adoption."
Clapper says right now, too many women are ignoring the benefits of adoption, and choosing abortion instead.
Clapper says, "For every 100 abortions that are performed, there are only 2 adoptions. We need to increase the awareness of the availability of the great option of adoption."
The bill has received little opposition in the legislature.