By Eva Pattis Zoja
The talk on abortion has tended to prevent the mental value of an undesirable being pregnant, ruled istead by way of the robust feelings the topic excites. Eva Pattis Zoja examines the ideas that encompass a woman's determination to finish a being pregnant, and offers the hard thesis that voluntary abortion can frequently be a violent and subconscious act of self-realisation. Treating a subject matter that's principal to our lifestyles, the writer makes no try and argue for or opposed to, or to disclaim the painful nature of the topic which she tackles, yet as an alternative seems on the approach during which a choice to abort can impact a woman's internal existence.
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Extra info for Abortion: Loss and Renewal in the Search for Identity
Next, she was given a clay vase which contained a few small objects (coins, spices, pieces of charcoal) and was carefully sealed with a leaf and a string. The girl scattered rice over the vase, made a hole in the leaf that sealed it, and finally removed an object from it. The object she retrieved indicated the number of children she would have. This vase can be seen as a symbol of the uterus, and opening it can be seen as the loss of virginity, which the girl herself effected. Lincoln points out that the girl’s path into adulthood was relieved of all questions of fate, destiny, circumstance or caprice.
Indeed, their pregnancies often occurred as a result of an interruption in the use of an effective method of birth control. Pasini conducted in Geneva in the 1970s on a group of approximately a thousand case studies (Kellerhals and Pasini 1977) again points out The chronics 19 that many of the women requesting an abortion had already aborted in the past, and often more than once. This study attempts to analyse and interpret a number of the social and psychological factors that relate to the problem, some of which are highly relevant here.
But being a mother—at one and the same time, or shortly afterwards—also demands self-consciousness, starting at least from the moment when the regressed mother sees that she is still overweight, that her sex life has disappeared, that her child’s behaviour is ever less similar to what she expected, and that she feels taken in. The child may even become a rival with whom she competes for the privilege of living in a state of infantility. The solution is sometimes—despite the apparent paradox—to have another child.