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.
The ethical view of abortion Does a mother have the right to take the life of her unborn child? Some may say that it is God’s will for that fetus to be born, and that the child is supposed to be born. This essay does not argue religious views, but ethical views. I will be using different views from an ethical standpoint to try to understand if abortion is morally good or bad. From a non-biblical standpoint, it is based on whether a woman finds it ethically right to terminate a pregnancy and what effect it would ultimately have on her happiness.
Over 42 million babies have been legally aborted since 1972. In 1972, the case of Roe versus Wade was brought to the Supreme Court and it is one of the most controversial issues involving women's civil right; the case dealt with the right to choose to have an abortion. Most feminist groups supported this case since women felt it was their body and their choice whether to have a baby or not. Excluding rape or incest, abortion should not be allowed because it is an issue of human life being endangered and not the restriction of women’s lives with some rights that may be denied through childbearing. Since I am a pro-life supporter, I am strongly against abortion because abortion in most cases is the deliberate killing of the defenseless among us; this act should be stopped.
Is Adoption Better Than Abortion: There are many similarities that link both abortion and adoption however there are also very many differences which separate them, either reasons which concern the mentality of the mother after the two processes and the physical differences made to their life. The first, most obvious similarity; is that they are giving up their baby, another being that you are not forced into unplanned parenthood. This however, also links into not being forced into hastily made relationships or even marriages with the father of the child. This being a fantastic reason which favours the two options as does the prevention of teenage girls losing their youth to being forced into a position that may hinder the whole of their later life. One of the main differences between adoption and abortion is that abortion ends a life in order to end a pregnancy whereas adoption requires the giving up of the young or new born baby.
Finally, picture a teenage girl who is unmarried and pregnant. Her fiancé is not the father and he is angry. Given the problems this child may cause her relationship, would you call for an abortion? If yes, you have just declared the murder of Jesus Christ. As you can see, seemingly justifiable abortions could have stripped us of very important and influential historical figures.
It is argued that just as it would be permissible to "unplug" and thereby cause the death of the person who is using one's kidneys, so it is acceptable to abort the fetus (who similarly, it is said, has no right to use one's body against one's will) It is unambiguous that if abortion is not allowed on demand, woman will opt for ‘black street abortion’ which is dangerous as 500 women lose their life daily due to this practice. Nevertheless, the rights to do as we wish to our bodies must be curtailed by the rights of others to be free from harm as the fetus is a living thing thus abortion cannot be justified as it is barbarous murder veiled in the name of technology. Similarly, we cannot legalize abortion just on the grounds that that it will practice on the black market since it is morally wrong. Decriminalizing abortion, on this ground, would be like legalizing drugs trafficking, war or nuclear weapons throughout
Hansberry shows us that we hurt the ones we love out of desperation despite how much we love them. In this American novel, a main character, Ruth Younger, thinks about aborting her unborn child to stop the baby from burdening the family expenses even more. “You don’t know Ruth, Mama, if you think she would do that.” Walter Younger, Ruth’s husband stated this saying Ruth would never get an abortion, she in fact responds “Yes I would too, Walter. (Pause) I gave her a five-dollar down payment” Ruth at this point is on edge and ready to snap, she wants this baby, but believes that herself and the family wouldn’t be able to handle the money needed for a baby. “Mama, something is happening between Walter and me.
However, all of this romanticizing about motherhood never quite prepared me for this leading role. As I was reading the essay “Who You Callin’ Bitch,” I paused and reflected on Queen Latifah’s comment that a queen, a woman with self-esteem, handles adversity with grace (Latifah 35). She sites the example of Jacqueline Kennedy. Subsequently, I thought about my role as a mom and how we set examples for our children that can be life changing. Our second son was born with a birth defect called hydrocephalis.
However, the question should not be whether or not an abortion is murder, but instead what is best for both the teenage mother and the unborn child, and in many cases for young teenage girls the answer to both questions may be to abort the pregnancy. Not all situations are the same; therefore they should not be treated as such. Whereas one girl may be able to openly debate the choice of abortion with her parents and the biological father, for another it could potentially do much more harm than good. All teenage girls should be given the option to do what they feel is right for themselves and the unborn baby, not be forced into doing what her parents believe is the morally correct thing to do because of laws placing the ultimate decision in their hands. Others should not be forced to turn to judicial bypass because of their family’s opinion on the topic.
Researchers have discovered that life begins at the moment of conception in the mother’s uterus, and therefore abortion puts an end to human life and should be punishable in the eyes of the law. Adoption is always another alternative to abortion, since there are many families wanting to adopt a child. So, there is no such thing as an unwanted child. There are many women living