Critical Response to Some Thoughts About Abortion
In the article of Some Thoughts About Abortion by Anna Quindlen, the author talks about whether the woman has the choice to choose if her unborn child dies or lives in an abortion. Throughout this essay, Quindlen bounces back and forth on the issue and how abortion should be legal. The idea that abortion should be legal is an idea that should legalized due to certain situations where one can’t take care of the child.
As Quindlen explains, she became pregnant at an early age and was faced with a decision that would change the rest of her life. While getting the perfect of 800 on the verbal section of the S.A.T ‘s and being the valedictorian of her class, thoughts raced through her mind of what she was going to do. Quindlen says, “ For all I know it is the right thin in some time and places. I remember sitting in a shabby clinic far uptown with one of those freshmen, only three months after the Supreme Court had made what they were doing possible, and watching with wonder as the lovely first love she had with a nice boy unraveled over the space of an hour as they waited for her to be called…” The idea that Quindlen was sitting in the waiting room of an abortion clinic with other girls going through the same problem shows the emotion that she has, but doesn’t really come out and say that it is the correct thing to do. Whether or not it was against her morals or against her religion, the fact that she feels that abortion is the only way to move on with her life and terminating something before it has a chance to experience life.
In the court decision of Roe v. Wade, the final outcome of the case grabbed the attention of people across the United States and how the issue of abortion has become a major issue for woman all across the country. Quindlen make the argument that the choice should be up to the “former”. She says “I believe that in a contest between the living and the almost living, the latter must, if...