Tag Archives: Cider House Rules

Misusing Metaphor in the Abortion Debates

Both sides are misusing metaphor in the abortion debates. If we want a deeper vision of reality, we must turn to literature.

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Why Roe v. Wade? Read “Cider House”

John Irving shows the horrors that can happen when abortion is not available.

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John Irving’s Defense of Abortion

“Cider House Rules” calls out those anti-abortion proponents who refuse to face up to the lengths to which some desperate women are willing to go.

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