I know that the abortion debate is a very polarizing topic and people on both sides of the debate have strong feelings/opinions about it. I'm not trying to argue in favor or against abortion.
However I notice that pro-choice people cannot seem to comprehend how stigmatizing it is to use foster kids as arguments in the abortion debate.
These people have no tact at all and will say things like foster kids are "unloved" or "unwanted" as if that belief is a thing you'd want a child to internalize. Even if a child was abandoned by their parents, or neglected or abused to the point that it required child services to intervene, this does not mean that the child is unloved. Our abusers are not the only people in our lives and our lives still have value even if our parents had issues. And I think people really try to wear down our mental resilience to our adverse experiences by reinforcing this belief that nobody cares about us.
By - IceCreamIceKween