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Analysis and comments on The End by Sharon Olds

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Comment 13 of 13, added on June 9th, 2015 at 1:14 PM.
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contrasted the abortion to a fatal accident.

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Comment 7 of 13, added on February 14th, 2010 at 3:56 PM.
Response to Abortion

What I really don't understand are Liberals. They're against Capital
Punishment (killing criminals) but they're for Abortion (MURDERING babies).
The purpose of an Abortion is to kill the baby. I just cant stand people
making excuses. If you can't afford to provide for the baby, maybe you
shouldn't be having sex, because Abortion shouldn't even be an option. Oh
yeah it's fine to put murderers in prison, but baby killers is totally fine
and accepted.. you got to be kidding!

Nathan Clarke from Canada
Comment 6 of 13, added on February 9th, 2009 at 6:14 PM.

Woman have their own rights to how they feel about abortion. I have true
empathy for those who have* to do it. It is NOT inhumane in any shape or
form. Think of what that woman had been through, be in her shoes for a
change. Then, you can judge. Before people start saying that it's just a 1,
2 , 3 decision, take a second to realize the WHY'S and not the How Could
You's.

Jessica from United States
Comment 5 of 13, added on March 9th, 2008 at 9:44 PM.

I totally agree that abortions are wrong, but is it anyone's place to say
whether or not anyone can have abortions? This may be a small percentage,
but what about the girls who are sexually abused? I love the poem, but no
one should have the power to tell people what to do with their unborn
children. I may be only 14, but my college friend was sexually abused by
her uncle and she had to get an abortion. So great poem, I love it, but
most abortions aren't killing, they're done for the good of the people
having the child.

Annie Lowery from United States
Comment 4 of 13, added on April 19th, 2006 at 8:55 AM.

I am a high school teacher for Religious Education. I will discuss Sharon
Olds' poem with grade 10 students soon. I think it is very impressive and
will make the teenage pupils think more carefully about abortion, its
psychological consequences and its ethical implication. Sharon Olds created
a strong image in comparing abortion to a fatal accident.

Dorothee Minor from Germany

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Poet: Sharon Olds
Poem: The End
Added: Feb 20 2003
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