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Exploring sites of the Canadian ecoGothic
Alanna F. Bondar

Catholic women, finds herself pregnant but rejects herbal abortion remedies since that would mean sending an innocent soul to hell; instead, she chooses to ‘cut her own stomach open, take the baby out and baptize it, then smother it – after which she’d die herself’ (72). Ultimately, the lesson is clear: this nun chose the ‘correct’ option since she was rewarded with the

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