The Witching Hour Social Concerns

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Scientific, medical, and ethical concerns are addressed in this work. Within the first hundred pages, characters debate the pro-life/pro-choice abortion issue. Michael Curry had lived with a woman for seven years, and when she accidentally became pregnant, she decided not to have the baby. Michael "didn't contest [her] right to abort the child. He could not imagine a world in which women did not have such a right." But because of their circumstances, living "in luxury and security," he could not understand her intention to abort the child that he wanted so "desperately." The woman felt that a child at this time in her life would interfere with her own pursuits; also she felt "her body was not something to be used merely to deliver a child to another person. She also believed that should she have the child and give it up for adoption, as...

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