Why 'Abortion Or Adoption' Is Not An Equal Choice : Consider This from NPR During oral arguments last week in a major Supreme Court case, Justice Amy Coney Barrett brought up the idea of adoption as an alternative to abortion. But many people who choose not to have a child do not consider adoption and abortion equal and opposite choices, sociologist Gretchen Sisson tells NPR.

Plus, one woman shares her experience of relinquishing her rights as a parent.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Why 'Abortion Or Adoption' Is Not An Equal Choice

Why 'Abortion Or Adoption' Is Not An Equal Choice

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Abortion-rights advocates and opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the court heard arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before fetal viability. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Abortion-rights advocates and opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the court heard arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before fetal viability.

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During oral arguments last week in a major Supreme Court case, Justice Amy Coney Barrett brought up the idea of adoption as an alternative to abortion. But many people who choose not to have a child do not consider adoption and abortion equal and opposite choices, sociologist Gretchen Sisson tells NPR.

Plus, one woman shares her experience of relinquishing her rights as a parent.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Amy Isackson, Ashley Westerman, and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Ashley Brown and Sarah Handel, with help from Krishnadev Calamur and Sarah McCammon. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.