Abortion In Hills Like White Elephants, By E. Hemingway

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In the short story “Hills like White Elephants” by E. Hemingway, you are introduced to Jig and her boyfriend. It is assumed that jig is pregnant, and she is facing the decision of abortion. Jig is facing morality and has to make the decision to be morally correct, or morally incorrect. Her boyfriend is encouraging her to have the operation, but she is questioning whether she should or not. Abortion today is one of the most argued over and discussed topics. Decided whether it is moral or immoral is strictly up to the individual person. To the boyfriend, he obviously sees the operation as insignificant, and not morally wrong. ““It’s really a simple operation jig” the man said “it’s really not an operation at all”” (E. Hemingway). While you see …show more content…
Whether the child is still inside the mothers’ womb or not it is still a child. Abortion today still has controversy over it was moral or immoral. Many people have different opinions about the topic. Many argue that abortion is not an immoral decision, but rather a decision that helps a young adult or someone who simply isn’t ready to have children a way out. While others believe it is a sick and twisted way of not owning up to your problems. Since abortion is mostly discussed over opinions I cannot provide facts over whether it is moral or immoral. In hills like white elephants Jig has to decide for herself whether she believes abortion is right or if it is wrong. Abortion is an individual decision over beliefs someone withholds. But just as it says in this article by Robert P. George and Ramesh Ponnuru,
Abortion is wrong and unjust, but neither the women who procure abortions nor the abortionists are typically acting out of malice. The women are frequently in difficult, and sometimes in desperate, circumstances. They do not have the same emotional bonds with their unborn children that mothers of infants and toddlers typically do. (Abortion and
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I believe what derives the moral choices that confront man is the way a person was raised and the religion on which they choose to believe.
For many people, morality and religion are the same, especially because traditionally one of the main functions of religion has been to regulate the moral life of its believers. But while morality has historically relied on religion, morality and religion are theoretically independent from one another. (Women’s health journal; morality of

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