The poem is a journey of rationalization for one woman who attempts to come to terms with her own guilt and the ghosts of her unborn children. Though it appears that she does not accomplish this, it is certain she is seeking to make peace with her children. If not for their sake, for her own. The first line of the poem is the first sign that the poet is suffering from the guilt associated with abortions. Although Brooks is speaking in second person in this first section of the poem, it is clear that she is referring to herself.
There are also religions that forbid abortion as a sign of shamefulness, so women would rather induce their own abortion to make it seem it was a natural miscarriage. Immigrant families are in a financial crisis and therefore cannot pay for the medical expenses of an in – clinic abortion (Tornoe, 2009). These reasons should not justify the means of performing self – induced abortion for the sake of being hidden from authority. In turn, immigrant women would induce their own abortion instead of going to the Hospital, like damaging their physical body to kill the fetus. Immigrant women would fall down the stairs or take a chair and hit their belly so many times until they bleed (Tornoe, 2009).
Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before the fetus has the ability to survive outside of the womb. There are two sides to abortion: Pro-life and Pro-choice. The poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks is about a mother who has had more than one abortion and is thinking about the lives she took away from them. There are many reasons why people choose to get an abortion. Most of the time parenthood is not planned and the proper precautions to not having a child are not taken.
Abortion has been a controversial topic discussed by many women throughout the years. The decision for a woman to rid herself of her unborn child is one that not many women can make without receiving any psychological or physical issues with their bodies post-abortion. It is also a decision that takes time and consideration. Although not scientifically proven, abortion is said to cause psychological pain and stress, so why would a woman disregard her unborn child when adoption is another option. In my research essay, I will explain in details the reason why I am against women having abortions.
Anti-Abortion Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, meaning that during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy the female stops the fetus from developing anymore. Child abortion can be a very debatable topic from both points of view. There are many people that say abortion is wrong and should be illegal. Other people say the opposite and think that they should not be forced to keep a child if they do not want to. A woman can choose to have an abortion simply because she doesn’t want to have a child or because she was raped and doesn’t think it’s right to have a child that she did not want to have.
This poem is about abortion and the narrator used the mother’s point of view to express her feeling of how she felt after she aborted her unborn child. The mother felt terrible and remorse about what she did. In this poem I think that the Brooks might had experienced of abortion herself so she wrote this poem to let the reader know how terrible it is to have a abortion. So this will reduce to process of having a abortion. “The Mother” (Gwendolyn Brooks) has three stanza has and aabbccdd etc.
A. Why is abortion being so used lately? There are many reasons to answer that. In each individual case, many couples who don 't want a baby push immediately towards aborting it. Abortion clinics have been created across the U.S.A. for people who don 't want a baby, and killing it because they don 't want to provide for them, or simply cause they don 't have a baby at that moment in their life.
Women that may have an unplanned pregnancy and do not plan on keep the child can have an opportunity to abort the child if they want to do so. Because the baby is unborn people do not see it, as a human so aborting it is not considered killing a person to them. Some unplanned pregnancies can come from not being responsible, failed birth control, or rape/incest. (Marcotte, 2013) The irresponsible people that end up a pregnancy may want to abort the child because they do not have the financial means to support a child. Teens often have unplanned pregnancies because of them being irresponsible.
Because of anti-abortion legislation women avoid going to the hospital, often until it is too late, to avoid prosecution from police. In the cases of rape and incest the very idea of being forced to have the child of the woman's abuser is repulsive. There are also cases when a woman's health is put in jeopardy by having a child at all, forcing such a woman to bring a child to term, would be no less than attempted murder. If a woman is forced to give birth to a child she does not want, if left in that woman's custody, the child could potentially face hatred and resentment from the mother for the rest of it's life. In countries all over the world, children are found dead and abandoned in places as degrading as garbage dumps.
It makes me think twice before I ever judge someone because they could have such a painful childhood. I cannot even imagine having gone through that and yet having my sanity. Reading Don’t Tell Mummy made me very angry at the people in her life. Those people were supposed to protect her and yet they rejected her. So many people could have been protective factors for her, preventing her from committing suicide in the future but they failed her.