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Choices in The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Summary: The Cider House Rules is pro-choice, discussed.
In the novel, The Cider House Rules, the author, John Irving contradicts the pro-life belief that a doctor does not have the right to take the life of an unborn child because it is considered to be "playing God." Irving contradicts this view through the character of Homer Wells. Before he decides his moral standings about abortion, Homer is educated by Dr. Larch. Although he is pro-life at one point, the novel is pro-choice because Dr. Larch gives Homer opportunity to choose whether or not he wants to perform abortions, and Homer's views on abortion are eventually transformed.

Dr. Larch runs an orphanage and hospital called St. Cloud's, and he is an obstetrician as well as an abortionist. ."..he delivered babies into the world.His colleagues called this `the Lord's work.'...he delivered mothers, too. His colleagues called this `the...

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