Quoting thewarmth:" I don't really see the correlation with abortion. I mean, I agree with abortion too, but these women ... [snip!] ... newborns off at any hospital, fire station, etc and never be punished. I think people just need to be better educated, period."
There's a stigma with it, still. People hide their pregnancies and do this smurf because they have nowhere to turn. Yes, they could just turn it over, but a LOT of people who do this have something wrong with them mentally. Abortion is expensive as smurf and it shouldn't be. If a girl could get a free abortion as opposed to having a dumpster baby... very few will still go the dumpster route. A lot of girls think they will get in trouble with leaving a child at a police station, hospital, etc... Or they think they'll get in trouble with having a drug addicted baby. Or they hurt so bad at not being able to care for the child they think killing the child is better than adoption. It may be irrational thoughts to most but for those that do it.... the main reason is fear, not knowing the resources available to them, and not having support. If we fixed that we fix the problem at hand by a mile.
But in the end... make contraception and adoption available more widely andit will cut down on this kind of crap happening.