As a mother, Eva has put herself in a position to make many decisions and choices for her children. Thus far, she has had to come to the decision to kill her son for his own prosperity. Though killing ones child is never a decision someone should ever have to make, Eva did. She saw what addiction was doing to her son and she makes the executive decision to end his life, or lack there of. The relationship between mother and child is very complicated.
Today, the nation is taking on the debate of abortion. Though not a person, the fetus has sparked the conversation of what is life, when it begins, and what rights do a collection of cells have. The two sides use love as an argument. Pro-Life supporters say that if you love your fetus you wouldn’t harm it. Pro-Choice advocates say that if you love your fetus you wouldn’t want it or you to live a harmful or subpar life. I believe that everyone is in a different situation so women should have the right to choose the path they take. The novel, Sula, and the abortion debate both push followers to redefine what it means to love.