Womb versus Woman

Womb versus Woman

Every society operates with symbols that impart meanings beyond their image. In America, the flag has become the repository of great emotion, in far greater measure than its simple cloth as a symbol of a country’s identity would suggest. For some the flag is not just a symbol of national identity alone but evokes a feeling of patriotism deserving of religious protection. So, also, the notion of motherhood has been imbued in the United States with a symbolic power to define, to elevate, and for some, to consecrate the image of woman as mother.

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