He had a bad reputation for fighting, being a rebellious delinquent, and failing school. Fighting at school put a strain on his parents because they could not control him anymore. His aggressive behavior caused his expulsion at many schools and ultimately, his parents are responsible of the paperwork to transfer him elsewhere. He had a lousy reputation and even his girlfriend’s parents disapproved of him. Connor Lassiter's destructive behavior pushed his parents over the brink to sign their son’s unwind order. Connor Lassiter was scheduled to be retrospectively aborted (Shusterman 7).
Comparatively, in After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?, Minerva argues that caring for a disabled child will overwhelm some parents because they require more time, energy, and attention.
Not all parents can take on that type of strenuous challenge- financially as well. With after-birth abortion, they will also have the option to save their child from a future of pain and suffering. Some babies are born with Treacher-Collins Syndrome and it causes deformities making the rest of their lives very difficult. TCS is hard to detect through prenatal testing and parents usually find out after the child is born (Seattle Children’s Hospital). Having the option to painlessly end their child’s hapless life would save the parents from a lot of future hardship …show more content…
They were taken apart and their body parts and organs would live in different people’s bodies (Shusterman prologue).
In reality, people are still debating over Francesca Minerva’s controversial research paper, After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?. The Pro-life group is extremely against after-birth abortion because not only is the baby out of the womb, but you are now killing them (Weatherbe). People who identify as Pro-choice are also hesitant because it seems morally incorrect but some doctors see it as the best option when the child is suffering (M. Cook). The author, Minerva, received death threats for writing her research paper. If this strife continues, then the courts will have to intervene. In the novel, Unwind, the runaways, or AWOLs, were going to have an uprising against their government. Four unwind teenagers: Lev, Mai, Cleaver, and Blaine were clappers, or suicide bombers. They spent days at the graveyard planning their stunt. They were voluntarily captured by the National Juvenile Authority so they could go to a harvest camp. Once they got there, they would blow the camp up. They wanted to create chaos and raise awareness for the unwound teenagers even if it meant risking their own lives. They wanted to fight back and spark a war for the lives of unwinds (Shusterman