I also discovered that surrogate mothers –women who choose to give birth to a child for another couple– normally do not have any negative emotions after giving birth. The surrogate mother often becomes close to the adoptive parents, but they typically do not develop any emotions for the child growing in their wombs. I thought it was fascinating that if the woman had become pregnant intentionally to give away the child, they were not affected emotionally by giving birth and not keeping the child. If people could begin viewing surrogacy or giving a child up for adoption in an unwanted pregnancy, than so many more couples who are not able to have children themselves would be
In Moore’s “Which is More That I Can Say”, the role-reversal of the search of identity reinforces the image of the dynamic of fear that both mother and daughter have. Mrs. Mallon’s presence in the short story is described as something repelling and invasive towards her daughter’s decisions in life. Abby, having shaped her identity privately tries to alienate herself from her mother’s stronger character in order to have proper control of her life. Mrs. Mallon showing a risk taking behavior, sees her daughter as “a women who expects too much” due to her performance of actions in life. At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone.
These mothers negatively affect their children and those around them, with John Irving suggesting that mothering should be about raising children, not imparting sexual norms. Jenny Fields, the mother in The World According to Garp, falls under the classification of an asexual mother. A nurse who conspires to have a child with one of her terminal patients, her life’s philosophy is that she “wanted as little to do with a peter as possible (12)”. Jenny raises Garp as a single mother, and rails against lust her entire life, saying “Lust makes the best of men behave out of character (131)”. She is a feminist, though she is quick to avoid the label, as all of the women who are feminists in the novel are simplistic extremists (Doane 2).
Adoption Vs. Abortion August 20, 2011 Women of all ages may at some time in their life be faced with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. For many, it is a joy that they are going to have a baby and get to be a parent. For some though, it is unwanted because of embarrassment, fear, violence, or just that they are too young to have a baby and are worried about what their parents will do or that it will ruin their life. It could be because of rape or just because they do not want to have children at all.
Something so natural and beautiful may be just too controversial for the society we are currently living in. Breastfeeding is a natural and beautiful thing, it’s simply amazing what a woman’s body can do, but is there a looming cloud of controversy for women when it comes to breastfeeding and educating the public is the only way to put an end to breastfeeding discrimination. When a woman has a baby, she is immediately faced with many tough decisions. These decisions can include, what pediatrician to go to, what type of diapers to use, or daycare options. Menu probably isn’t at the top of the list, but there are mothers who are set on the idea of breastfeeding.
If there are financial situations that occur that will make it difficult for a woman to care for a baby properly, she should have the choice to abort the baby. Pro-choice activists argue that if a woman knows she will not be able to go through a childhood of inadequacy and pain. Not only would the woman be ruining the life of the baby but also he own. It is not very easy for a person to say whether they are pro-life or pro-choice until they are faced with the decision to abort or not themselves. A serious problem that should be addressed is women using abortion as a method of birth control; sometimes women go to clinics 2-3 times a month to have abortions.
This is due largely in part to the environment that these teenage moms raise their kids. In most cases the moms really don’t want to keep their kids, I know this from first hand experience. I have an aunt who abandoned three kids. However when you present a chance for someone to get rid of a kid they really don’t want, you also present a chance for a future victim to be put out of harms way. The only thing that honestly I would do is to lower the price of abortion.
Not every individual situation is the same. For example in some countries they don't allow abortions however if the birth of the child was to continue and had a high risk of killing the mother it would be more understandable to save the mother, however some wont accept that so the mother of the child being born could die to save the child. This isn't right as the child will grow up with no mother. Joseph Fletcher also agreed with this statement he said the only moral rule is love, he said the rules are too demanding and stubborn what makes one person happy isn't always going to make another feel the
Part one: Even women who have support and resources still choose abortion, as they feel “not ready” to provide for and meet the physical and emotional needs of a child. In counseling, women talk about circumstances such as financial security, marriage, school, work, and messages that they receive from society that impact their decision. Also, if women already have children, the consideration of being ready to add to their family is a factor. At the other end of the spectrum, women in their 30s and 40s may have grown children and don’t wish to go back to raising a baby. Finally, some women decide they don’t want to be a mother at all.
To be blunt, if a woman is not capable or does not want to carry and raise a child, then she should not be forced to by any governmental doctrines. There are many reasons why one can take a stand and be pro-choice. One of these reasons can be the inability of a mother to care for a child if she does have it. Womanscenter.com states, “Nearly half of all pregnancies among American women are unintended…”1 Taking this into consideration, you can assume that a great number of these women may not be doing well, especially in this economy. If a mother is single, jobless, and barely getting by while just taking care of herself, why would you force her to have to raise a child in that situation?