If this ain't a riot, I don't know what is. I hope this man realizes that he is further profitizing adoption. I don't think he even realizes that there is a human side to this.
Lawmaker wants to pay women for choosing adoption3/23/2007 9:40 AMBy: Associated Press
A proposal by state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, would pay pregnant women $500 for choosing adoption over abortion.
The anti-abortion Republican said his bill would provide an incentive to forgo abortion. But critics question whether such payments would be viewed as baby selling or coercion. They argue the idea of paying women to choose adoption oversimplifies the decision the women face.
It's against Texas law to offer to give a thing of value to another for acquiring a child for purposes of adoption.
Patrick disputes any portrayal of the bill as baby selling. He said the babies would still go through the normal adoption process.
The bill has not yet been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
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