Entries by Terri Marcroft

Weekend Read – The Gem of Unplanned Pregnancy Options: ‘Open’ Adoption

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

Editors’ Note: The following essay is the third of three by Theresa Marcroft published in The Prickly Pear. This series is an important contribution addressing the crisis of unplanned pregnancies in America. The first essay, Weekend Read: How Abortion Hurts Women, presents the very real long-term physical and mental health dangers prior abortion causes, largely […]

Weekend Read: The Harsh Realities Of Single Parenting

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

Editors’ Note: The following essay is the second of three by Terri Marcroft. We refer you to her first essay published in September in The Prickly Pear: Weekend Read: How Abortion Hurts Women. The issue of single mothers and fatherless children is a major cause of poor outcome for millions of children and the following […]

Weekend Read: How Abortion Hurts Women

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

Each year, almost three million American women face an unplanned pregnancy. When a pregnancy is unwanted and those involved are not ready, willing or able to parent, that is a dilemma for which there is no ideal solution. The obvious options for one facing an unplanned pregnancy are abortion, parenting and adoption, but few among […]