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  • Case Of The Clark Girls
    603 words
    These twins each descended from the symmetrical splitting of a single fertilized egg into cells that contain the identical sequence of billions of even tinier DNA molecules. They occur about once every 250 births, which makes them about a third as common in America as fraternal twins, who descend from two separately fertilized eggs and are no more similar genetically than other siblings. Identical twins are far more familiar than, say, septuplet's, but there is still something a little eerie abo...
  • Every 100 Baby Girls
    699 words
    China - Two researchers say comprehensive new data shows that traditional family patterns in China, combined with tough population-control measures, have resulted in 'female infanticide on a grand scale' -- close to 800,000 baby girls abandoned or killed in a single region between 1971-80 alone. G. William Skinner, an anthropologist and China specialist at the University of California-Davis, and Chinese researcher Yuan Jian hua based their conclusions on an analysis of 1990 Chinese census data. ...
  • Say In The Child's Life
    722 words
    Should All Men Have To Pay Child Support I have been watching the television lately, and all they have been talking about how they are arresting many dads. The reason behind the arrest is over due child support. Now is that right Most people would say yes I feel there is many circumstances. Why should a man pay child support if he told the women he didn t want to have a kid If you really think about it men really have no choice when it comes to the pregnancy. Whatever the women wants she gets no...
  • Baby With The Stolen Chalice
    802 words
    All Through the Night It was December 3rd, and Father Monsignor Ferris went about his rounds of locking up the church. However, he did not know that Lenny, a skilled burglar, was waiting in the confessional until the moment Father Ferris left. He had come to steal a chalice with a star-shaped diamond and the daily collection of money. He got what he wanted and attempted to escape. Meanwhile, an eighteen year old girl who had just given birth to a newborn baby decided that she really was not able...
  • Teenage Girls
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    ... HERS Becoming a parent permanently and profoundly alters a teenager's life. Most of the girls forget about their dreams of happy marriage, college is almost always out of the question, graduating High School becomes a goal most teenage moms don't achieve. Young girls having babies isn't new, as a matter of fact, teenage parenthood was higher in the 1950 then it is today, but things were different. Most of the girls were eighteen or nineteen and many of them already married. Only a few of sin...
  • Right Parents For Her Baby
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    Megan Renee Please, just let me hold her, she pleaded, just once Im sorry, replied the plump nurse coldly, but I have my orders, and besides, it will only make things that much worse. To an outsider, it was a heart-wrenching scene. To the hospital, it was something that they dealt with on a daily basis. To her family, it was a mistake that never should have happened. To Sara, it was a day that changed her life forever. Katie, I cant look-tell me what it says, requested Sara Holten. Do you really...
  • Blue And Baby Girls
    324 words
    Why are the human-being defined as the term, female or male since the day we born from mother's womb? A baby is born and the doctor looks at the proud parents and says three simple words: Its a boy, or Its a girl! Before a newborn child even takes his or her first breath of life outside the mothers womb, he or she is distinguishable and characterized by gender. The baby is brought home and dressed in clothes that help friends, family and even strangers identify the sex of the child. Baby boys ar...
  • Enrique's Appointment
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    The beginning of autumn It had been raining all day, and Irma had started to feel the symptoms of the flu. She always suffered during the season of allergies, and autumn always brought dust with it. At the end of the day, Enrique, her husband, came home and asked her to accompany him to Monterrey the next day. He was in the middle of a big deal of his professional career, and someone wanted him over there taking charge of his business, it was imperative he attend that appointment! It was the onl...
  • Reader With Two Contrasting Hills
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    Ernest Hemingway's short story 'Hills Like White Elephants' relies on symbolism to carry the theme of either choosing to live selfishly and dealing with the results, or choosing a more difficult and selfless path and reveling in the rewards. The symbolic materials and the symbolic characters aid the reader's understanding of the subtle theme of this story. The hills symbolize two different decisions that the pregnant girl in our story is faced with. Both hills are completely opposite of each oth...
  • Kit
    662 words
    I read the book Come get it while it's hot. Or not by Valerie Hobbs. The book was about four girls that are juniors in high school and go through a lot together throughout the year. The girls have been best friends since 8th grade and now they face many challenges in staying friends. The story between these girls (Kit, Mia, Elaine, and Megan) when they met in English class for a poetry assignment and became friends right off the bat. The girls made a promise to each other, Friends till the end b...
  • Dismember The Baby Doll
    463 words
    "The Bluest Eyes" Toni Morrison was an African American woman that had gone through almost forty years of suppression. In an excerpt from her novel The Bluest Eyes, she tells the story of a young girl named Claudia who receives a white baby doll every Christmas. Claudia does not like the doll so she decided to tear it apart like every other "white baby doll" that she has received. At this time, African American women were still not able to participate in some of the activities that Caucasian wom...
  • Healthy Baby Girl In My Room
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    My Dream Come True I have never felt that I had the responsibility and consciousness to support myself and another human being, but I have always wanted a child of my own. I would go home from middle school and play with my baby dolls, given that I was too old to play with the dolls and I should be into makeup and boys, I was just so interested. Often enough, my mother, who was a supporter of five girls and had enough experience of her own, would answer the questions and concerns I had about wha...
  • 30 Million In The 1950 S
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    From Baby Boom Baby Boom From Woodstock to wood stoves to the World Wide Web From? Say kids, what time is it?? to? Up against the wall, NOW? From fall-out shelters to Internet service providers From Hula-hoops to cell phones From LSD to Lattes and cappuccinos From? Can? t Buy Me Love? to IRAs and 401 ks. The nation's population increased 19 million in the 1940's and by 30 million in the 1950?'s. This was known as the baby boom and continued until the mid 1960?'s. During the 1950?'s, school enrol...

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