The scene that stood out the most to me was when Dolly’s mother had a miscarriage with their baby boy Larry. That was supposed to be “Dolly’s baby” and she was so excited for his arrival. Going through and even witnessing someone having a miscarriage is very difficult. One of my family members went through a similar situation, but was not nearly as far along as Dolly’s mom was. I feel like this impacted Dolly a lot. She began to question why God would do such a thing and take away not only something that she was so ready and excited for, but also that her family was excited for. At the end of the movie, she realized that God never does anything out of spite. He always has a plan for each and everyone of us. Dolly took this situation and grew
Brooks’ “The Mother” focuses on the burden a mother goes through when having an abortion and giving recognition to the unborn child. Gwendolyn Brooks achieves this by primarily using underlying emotions and providing imagery of what the aborted baby could have been like as the speaker’s child. The narrative voice
According to the Oxford dictionary, "abortion is the expulsion of a fetus from the uterus by natural causes before it is able to survive independently." Abortion has perhaps been a highly politicized over the past several decades. The major political parties in the United States have adopted distinct positions on this issue. When the death a fetus occurs naturally, it is called a miscarriage. When the loss of a fetus is caused intentionally, it is regarded as a significant moral and societal issue that needs to be dealt with. An article on washingtonpost.com stated that, "studies show that there is an imbalance between the number of firearms-related deaths 30,000 a year and abortions performed each year in the United States more than 750,000 a year." This shows that more death occur from abortions that firearms. To better picture what an abortion is, the mental image of a baby covered in blood placed in a basin and chopped into about fifty pieces. This will help understand how cruel and wicked abortion is. I intend to argue that abortion is morally, logically, and religiously wrong. Unless murder becomes legal, abortion should remain illegal.
The problems that Emilia Sanchez faces after her abortion is the loss of her social support system she had with her family. The mother and fathers strong religious values consider abortion as a major sin, therefore Emilia’s family do not want her in their home anymore. Without the grandparents the infant will be denied the extra social security and the roles grandparents can provide can decrease the likelihood of the child growing up to be a well-adjusted adult. The potential problems that could have happened if Emilia carried the pregnancy to term is with her present drug abuse the infant could possibly have complications with physical development such as low birth weight. The strength that is in present in this situation that Emilia wants
Abortion is and always will be a very controversial subject. No matter which side of the subject you fall on people are very passionate about their choices. I read excerpts from Frederica Mathews-Green’s book, Real Choices: Listening To Women; Looking for Alternatives To Abortion. Ms. Mathews- Green told of how as a young woman in college she cheered for the outcome of Roe VS Wade and was all for abortion rights. Over the years as she learned about abortion, what it actually is and what it actually does to a women she had a change of mind.
Sami Robbins Tragedy essay March 5, 2012 Mrs. Knight In a tragedy, the main character is usually dignified and courageous. The characters downfall may be caused by a character flaw, or it may result from forces beyond his or hers control. The tragic hero or heroine usually wins some knowledge and wisdom, even though he or she suffers defeat and often death.
Philippa Foot justifies in her essay that there is a distinction between doing and allowing that makes one impermissible and the other not, respectively. This distinction is explained through terms of agency and types of rights. With any event, the person that bring about the harm is considered to be the agent and if the harm interferes with another person’s right to life then the action of the agent is impermissible. In identifying the harm encountered by a person, we need to be able to determine how an agent is related to the harm; whether by initiating new sequence or letting the existing sequence run its course. Essentially as a response to Thomson’s argument on abortion, Foot uses her explanation of doing and allowing to justify that abortion is impermissible since the agent of the event is initiating the fatal sequence.
October 1973 a controversial case arose from Boston concerning an abortion that caused Kenneth Edelin to be charged with manslaughter according to the Massachusetts law. The abortion was preformed at Boston City Hospital, which at the time was doing an array of experiments on aborted fetuses such as examining the effects fetuses have from substances given to the mother such as the drug being able to cross through into the placenta. Also, according to Mildred Jefferson an assistant professor at Boston University, some of the women who were proceeding with the abortions and allowed their fetuses to be used in the experiments may have been too young to legally consent. But nothing happened to those researchers so it was interesting to see that
Pro-life activist Patricia Heaton stated that “indeed the tragedy of abortion haunts women from all walks of life” (1). Any women from any society or race is likely to be troubled by their past decision to abort, no matter what face they put on. If it’s illegal to kill after birth, why should it be legal to kill a fetus who is, shown by evidence, “a whole human being” (George 1). The unnecessary killing of an unborn but living fetus is classified as murder and causes the mother to have physical and psychological side
Colleen completed all tasks as outlined in her learning plan. She reviewed and stayed informed on all new policies implimented in the agency. During the beginning of her placement she shadowed the other therapists in the adult outpatient area of the agency as well as observing the partial program, case management program, and initial intake calls. Colleen also worked with a number of different populations while in the placement, including Native American, and learned more about the cultural makeup of the residents of the Homestead community. Colleen co-facilitated an anxiety group with another therapist and routinely sought out cosultation or collaborated with other therapists to work toward proper care for her clients. Colleen also was solely
Thomson’s example shows that he is in support of the woman and her having the right to say no. She has the right to walk away and say no to the violinist, even if this means he dies. It is her body, and she did not give the violinist permission to use it. The woman and the violinist are examples of rape in this case. If a man physically rapes a woman, and she becomes pregnant, she has a right to an abortion because she has not given the man or the fetus the right to use her body. Although the abortion will kill the fetus, the woman’s action is not unjust because the fetus did not have the right to use her body.
Stillborn loss Historically perinatal loss such as stillborn is rarely a topic of discussion. (Avelin, Erlandsson, Hildingsson, & Rådestad, 2011). Stillborn loss was not viewed as an problem, and was expected for mothers to forget about the baby, and have another one, while siblings were told to forget about the baby and not talk about the loss (Avelin et al., 2011). Perinatal loss responses can be vary widely as it covers variety of loss from pregnancy to birth within a few weeks, but most often it is an unexpected loss for many families who typically do not know what to do, what to expect and how to handle grief (O’leary & Warland, 2013). Furthermore, there is very little information on Stillbirth experiences especially about men who lose their child(Bonnette & Broom, 2012). Experiencing the loss of a child can be very difficult and often complicate grief which can affect parents social well being (Kersting & Wagner, 2012). In pregnancies that follows a loss such as perinatal loss, it has been found that parents experience high levels of psychological distress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. (O’leary & Warland, 2013; Kersting & Wagner, 2012)
According to the article, "The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women's Healthcare" by Maya Manian discussed antiabortion is directed toward women who are considered to not be good who are interested in having an abortion. The federal partial birth abortion ban, supported by the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzales v.
Debbie Gallagher, Franks 14 year old daughter, deliberately gets herself pregnant by tricking her boyfriend into having sex without a condom as she had previously lied about being on birth control. She decides to give birth on the commune in a birthing tent; which after all was not as idyllic as she had thought it would be. Her father supports her through the terrifying experience of giving birth when nobody else was there to hold her hand. Once her contractions started to kick in; she was placed in a concrete tub with tools of the medieval times. The whole environment was extremely odd; therefore, mid-labour she begs Frank to take her home. Debbie names her daughter Francis, after her father Frank.
Female Infanticide and Foeticide It is regrettable that female infanticide and foeticide are rapidly decreasing the female population throughout India. The main factors that is responsible for the increase in the incidence of female infanticide and foeticide is the low status of women, son preference, and the practice of dowry across all casts groups.