So, believing that such an important choice can be left in the hands of someone who is not even seen as a young adult without their parents’ consent seems to be a bit crazy. Not only that, but the possibility exists that the teenager then has a chance at becoming victim to psychological issues because the decision to get an abortion is frightening. To go along with that is the fact that abortions are still a procedure and with all procedures there are dangers of complications. That is why I believe that children under the age of eighteen should not be allowed to receive an abortion without their parents’ consent. From the mental side of this dilemma there are many aspects to look at.
1. Feminist Lens • Oppression – Indian women in this film did not receive the same treatment as men, especially when they become widows. Females as young as eight years are forced to find a husband as their families cannot not support all of their children due to their poor socio-economic conditions. However, when Indian females lose their husbands, they are often looked down upon as it was viewed as a sin for a woman to remain a widow. Widows are required to spend all their lives in an ashram, where living conditions are well below average due to a limited supply of food and other necessities.
Jill MacSweeney wanted more than anything to go back in time to before her dad was dead. She had isolated herself from her boyfriend, her friends and her mother. She believed that you can’t lose one family member and simply replace them with a new one. She was absolutely not supportive of her moms decision to adopt a baby from Mandy. Jill felt her world was crumbling around her, as she tried to embrace a new family member and get over the loss of an old one.
Onyango and Edna supported Elizabeth Sera through the rough times. Her own family abandoned her seeing that she was supposed to wait till marriage to have children and take on the responsibility of a mother. Isaac Masaaba, the father of Elizabeth Sera’s future baby neglected her as a consequence of him being irresponsible and not having the right funds to support the baby’s future. Since the publication of “Memoirs Of A Mother” in 1998, the book has portrayed worldwide problems that have had a bigger impact on how the new generations have been treated through their lives. Problems occurring have varied from teen sexual intercourses to children being made orphans and not being given much care.
Furthermore, Silal et al. (2012) also suggested that often women were mistreated by being turned away from the clinics as they far enough within the labour period, this would however, resulted in some still births as no one with medical training was around when they mother gave birth (Silal et al., 2012) Another root cause of maternal mortality rate is culture paired with education (Kakuma et al., 2010). Which is also rooted in poverty. As many women do not have access to health facilitates due to their location, they are often dependent on traditional healers rather than doctors (Ngomane & Fhumulani, 2010). As this is a constant within rural communities it often becomes a practice in which the community does not seek formal, western medical assistance, but uses the guidance of elders and rational healers (Ngomane & Fhumulani, 2010).
There have been several narrative based studies that collect the experiences of each group. One set of researchers focused on the parents and found that there was an overwhelmingly negative reaction to learning their child’s diagnosis (Sanders, Carter & Goodacre, 2007). Parents often feel burdened by the decision and are not aware that delaying the corrective surgery is even an option. The parents often expressed confusion and uncertainty about how to address or refer to their child. They were hesitant to speak in absolutes regarding their child’s gender, which is particularly hard because everyone’s first question for a couple about their new child is if they had a boy or a girl (Sanders, Carter & Goodacre, 2007).
The One to Blame Growing up in a big Hmong family, I was never the right child to begin with. It was believed and practiced that boys are the one and only person that will carry on the family clan name to the next generation. Women on the other hand, were viewed the opposite compared to men. Women were expected to marry at a young age and leave their family behind to go live with their husband side of the family. Because of this, women were often not being supported in getting an education.
The narrator describes the conflict she has with her parents, how her life has never been easy and how her parent criticize every decision she makes. She is not a confident person, because she almost never takes decision for herself. She is always following her parents wishes without expressing what she really wants. The narrator points out how sometimes her parents feel disappoint of her for leaving school and not going to law school as they want. She also mentions how difficult is for her to deal with the fact that “We are the first generation and
With the continuation of these conflicts and the decrease of families financial resources “‘many have no choice but to send their children to work or marry their daughters early’” (The Guardian). Due to the problems, such as lack of resources, in the troubled areas, parents couldn’t do anything to protect their children from the cruel environment. They had no choice but to sell their children into fighting as a child soldier. Although some child soldiers are mindful about what they are doing, most are not given a choice therefore children should be pardoned for their
The women are probably easily manipulated because no one has told them that they have right to an education. Most families choose to set arranged marriages up for their daughters at a young age which causes these girls to start family life early and miss out on the opportunity of education (Odhiambo). Women do not seem to even be given the choice to continue schooling, their fathers decide their husbands and send them off to care for new children instead of learning how to become independent. Many of the girls in Sudan left schooling after at least three years, when they were still barely literate (Jamie). The women’s education in Sudan is so bad that their education levels are those of a kindergartner in the United States.
It seems as if the family is currently transitioning between stage 2 (childbearing) stage 3 (preschool aged kids) and stage 4 (school aged kids). If Gonzales were to be deported, Torres would be left to continue raising her two born children, while also having to deal with pregnancy and eventually an infant child. How is a mother expected to do all of this without a father to help her out? The lack of one parent could eventually lead to problems with the children because the overview of three children can be near impossible. I believe that the most difficult part for Gonzales’ wife will be having an infant to raise alone, if Gonzales is deported.
It should be the women 's choice (pause). Sometimes they want the child and just can 't have the child because if could kill them or affect their health and the babies (pause). When it comes to teen pregnancy it 's very hard to give a child up for adoption so they feel abortion would be a better answer (pause). Sometimes the girl is just too young and her parents won 't support her (pause). A woman needs to have a choice in what they want to do with their body because at the end of the day it 's the woman 's body, the woman 's life, and the woman 's
M., Jones, D.J., Kincaid, C Y., Cuellar, J., & Parent, J.M. 2012) Single mother is unable to provide her children with a strong family foundation or family values; this indirectly causes psychological effect on both the mothers and children. Statistics show that Office of National Statistics shows that children raised by single parents is high chances of suffering from mental health conditions as they would if they were staying with married parents (Adkison-Johnson, C 2015). In most cases, Single black mothers tend to isolate themselves from the world that in results effects the children and they do the same. The negative influence from being isolated for the children effects in their growing stage, which makes him/her, reserved personality (Gonzalez, M., Jones D., & Parent, J 2014.)
Malcolm mom hated hand out that 's why she didn 't want to go on welfare her pride wouldn 't let her. So some night they had to settle for what they had to keep their stomach full at night. Seeing that she couldn 't take care of her kids welfare was trying to put Malcolm and his relatives in foster homes because his mom couldn 't prove to the states that she can take care of her kids. Through the process of this she got a boyfriend he provided for the family but later left because he felt as if he couldn 't had this much responsibilities that came with taking care of kids and also they weren 't his. This made Malcolm 's mom
Henrietta and her family encountered multiple difficulties: from finding a place to live to seeking jobs to support themselves. But the worst problem that they always had to deal with on a consistent basis surrounded family relationships. One of the biggest obstacles Henrietta and her family had to face head on was dealing with their daughter Elsie who had a sort of developmental disability. Especially having to watch her grow up and not be able to get the help she desperately needed but was unavailable because the family could not support her individual needs fully, the only person that could ease her pain was Henrietta which is illustrated by this quote, “…but she just stared back, unflinching, her eyes haunted with fear and sadness that only softened when Henrietta rocked her back and forth” (Skloot 44). Even with having to deal with many other issues almost daily, nothing ever deterred the Lacks family from their faith in a divine spirit.