By Eva Pattis Zoja
The talk on abortion has tended to prevent the mental value of an undesirable being pregnant, ruled istead by means of the robust feelings the topic excites. Eva Pattis Zoja examines the recommendations 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 is vital 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 to be on the approach within which a call to abort can have an effect on a woman's internal existence.
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Extra info for Abortion: Loss and Renewal in the Search for Identity
But what interests us here is the specific subject of abortion. Aside from the tautological affirmation that abortion, especially if repeated, can also be the expression of a pathology, very little has been said about abortion itself. At the level of prevention, such studies have furnished a basis for any number of strategies for recognizing cases of potentially repeated abortion at the time of the first request, thus making it possible to offer such women psychotherapy. The first abortion has been seen as a request for help in finding an exit from a generally desperate psychological situation.
Why should she feel disappointed when a women decides for the fifth time to exercise an inalienable right? If it were a question of numbers, she ought perhaps to be disturbed by the total number of abortions to which she has given her approval, and not by the median figure The chronics 21 for each individual woman. She seems to expect an abortion to leave a mark on a woman’s life, an important mark; and on seeing that no such thing has taken place, she questions the value of the work she does, and feels frustrated and angry for having been turned into a rubber stamp.
If it were a question of numbers, she ought perhaps to be disturbed by the total number of abortions to which she has given her approval, and not by the median figure The chronics 21 for each individual woman. She seems to expect an abortion to leave a mark on a woman’s life, an important mark; and on seeing that no such thing has taken place, she questions the value of the work she does, and feels frustrated and angry for having been turned into a rubber stamp. But why should she have such expectations?
Abortion: Loss and Renewal in the Search for Identity by Eva Pattis Zoja