Brooks made a strong political statement about abortion in this poem that could easily be interpreted as pro-life. Though her subject goes back and forth between both good and bad feelings about her aborted children and what could have been, the overall tone of this writing is dark, guilt-ridden and depressing. This poem thought-provokingly addresses a prominent issue for many women at this juncture in the history of America that remains a prominent issue for women even today. “The Mother” was written in 1945, shortly after the Great Depression had ended. Due to the extensive financial hardship that came with that time, many women chose to have abortions for fear that they could not afford to properly care for a new baby.
| “There are states that require a parental consent for children under the age of 18 years.” There should be more substance to this point. The sentence stands alone and leaves the reader wondering. | What is your favorite part of this piece of writing? | “When a woman decides that abortion is the way to go it not an easy decision to come to there may be factors that they need to look at. When a women is pregnant and they are excited at the fact that they are pregnant all of that joy can be shattered after an ultrasound is performed and the women is informed that her child is going to have no functional daily life and is going to be hook up to a ventilator for the rest of his/her life.” This is a very strong personal opinion that I completely agree with.
Switched at Birth Carrie McMillan Composition 1, English 101 Baker College Summary and Response Essay In today’s world when a woman goes off to a hospital to give birth to her child, the woman’s last fear should be that after giving birth to the child that she has carried for nine months that she would go home with the wrong baby. Most women who go through labor are usually exhausted and take the words of the hospital staff that the baby that is being placed in their hands is truly their child. However, there have been many cases where the family does not get the child the mother gave birth to. This is a devastating to all involved; remember there are two families who will be affected by hospitals negligence. How does this happen?
Assignment 301 - Principles of communication in adult social care settings Task B - Case Study You are a social care worker and a service user, Hannah, tells you that she is unhappy taking her new medication. She thinks she does not need it and so she is throwing it away. You know from her care plan that Hannah does need to take the medication regularly and gets confused. Hannah begs you to keep this confidential and not tell anyone especially her daughter, who she sees regularly, as her daughter will be very angry. Bi.
After her oldest child was born, Yates developed postpartum psychosis, which caused her to experience hallucinations of stabbings (McLellan, December 2, 2006). Her next three children were born in rapid succession, which left her hormones in an almost constant state of flux. When she gave birth to her fourth child, Yates tried to commit suicide and was admitted to a hospital where she received medication she refused to take (McLellan, December 2, 2006). With her hormonal imbalance and refusal to take the appropriate medication, her condition continued to spiral out of control. Medical experts told Andrea she would be
Many women in India died trying illegal abortion as a result of the penal code. Ever since 1971 and the other following years, India’s abortion laws, only qualified doctors under specified circumstances were able to perform abortion on a women in a hospital or clinic. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, was passed by the Indian Parliament in 1971. The MTP Act of India states all of the conditions under which a pregnancy can be ended or aborted, Some of these are rape, women whose physical or mental health were in danger of extinction by the pregnancy, the women facing the birth of a malformed child or handicapped and many more. The pregnancy must not go beyond twenty weeks to qualify an
When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, how does one make a decision to terminate the baby or not? In our society, many teenage girls are having abortions without their parents’ consent. Why? Well there are several reasons teenagers choose not to tell their parents about their pregnancy. Not only are teen mothers not ready for parenthood; some of them may have parents encouraging them to get the abortion.
Repercussions of Reproductive Technology Throughout history, one of the biggest fears and heart breaking news to be heard as a wife or woman was not being able to conceive a child by natural means. This has been an avoidable and unalterable part of life for many women since the beginning of time. Women long to fulfill their biological purpose of reproduction and nursing of their young ones and those who do not feel an empty pit in their hearts as their maternal heartstrings pull on them. However, during 1970’s, the answer to the curse of sterility was found: artificial insemination through in vitro fertilization. Woman who before could never have children now had the chance to conceive their very own child.
June, a 34-year-old divorced woman diagnosed with severe anorexia, is hospitalized. Her doctors feel she may need to be placed on a feeding tube soon to save her life. Initially June agreed to the feeding tube. However, in the evening (before the tube has been placed), she became combative, disoriented, and refused to have the feeding tube placed. Her mother and father insisted that the feeding tube be inserted despite her refusal to allow it.
Kavita, Somer, and Asha, all struggle psychologically with the reality of the brutality they face as women. Kavita struggles to conform to the idea that she had to give her daughter up for adoption, and the fact that she might not even meet her. Somer is deeply affected by Asha’s desire to know who her biological parents are and the desire she has to meet them, and Asha is extremely affected by the sense of rejection she feels from her biological parents for not wanting her and putting her up for adoption. Kavita’s psychological suffering in the novel has to do with the loss of her daughters. Her psychological trauma begins with the brutality of the way her first daughter was taken away to die.