Lettera a un bambino mai nato - by Oriana Fallaci
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The author examines the very foundation of being a woman, the power to give or withhold life. A woman is never quite prepared to the discovery of being pregnant, and the sense of responsibility is immediately huge, it becomes a heavy burden starting a chain of doubts. First of all, if the child could choose, would she/he prefer to be born, grow, suffer and die, in this world? The passage below explains to the unborn child, if a female, how her life will be like.