Abortion: Another Name for Murder Persuasive Speech Outline General Purpose: To persuade. Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to sign the Heartbeat Legislation petition in order to urge the U.S. government to prohibit abortion instead of placing restrictions. Thesis: Instead of passing anti-abortion laws that restrict abortions, we should be focused on urging the government to support the Heartbeat Legislation that could lead to completely banning all abortions. I. The Attention Step A. Attention: I want to share a story today about how an abortion affects a female’s life. A 16 year old girl from Vacaville, California was in a relationship with a 19 year old man. The girl believed that their relationship was going well until one day her boyfriend ended it. A few days after their break up, the girl found out she was pregnant. Once she told her ex-boyfriend, he immediately told her that she was not to keep the baby. Everyone was urging her to get an abortion. Due to the pressure, she went ahead and got an abortion. The …show more content…
Relevance: After 21 days, a fetus’ heart begins to beat, making the embryo a developing human being. Most abortions take place within the first 3 months of a pregnancy. This means that the embryo is a human life and an abortion is taking this life—essentially, murdering it. By allowing abortions, we are harming our own future and potential societal advances. Signing the Heartbeat Legislation petition is the first step in saving the weak and defenseless, and safeguarding our future generations. Two states have already taken the step by passing the Heartbeat Legislation. D. Credibility: After extensive research on abortions, I strongly feel that prohibiting abortion would not only help woman’s lives, but also save the weak and defenseless babies. One active supporter of the Heartbeat Legislation is Janet Porter, the founder of the Faith2Action Organization. Janet Porter initiated the first Heartbeat Bill to legally protect unborn
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It has been legal since the court case of Roe v. Wade in 1973 and still gets plenty of attention now forty years later. According to Zogby International Poll in 2014, sixty one percent of Americans say abortion should be illegal after the fetus has developed a heartbeat, which is about a month into the pregnancy. And only six to seventeen of Americans believe that under any circumstances should abortion be legal. This statistic shows that the majority of citizens do not fully support abortion. It also brings up the constitutionality of abortion.
Caitlynn Thomas Mrs. Simmons English 3 H 14 December 2015 Rough Draft Late-Term Abortion is Not Wrong or Unethical (too informal?) Late-term abortion has been a topic debated over generations and is still seen as a vital issue today. A majority of the population views late-term abortion as morally and legally wrong, which is mostly due to the manipulation of the government and media. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act signed by George Bush places the lives and health of women and fetuses in danger, as well as puts doctors at risk for providing safe care (Feldt). As this ban still stands, people listen to the majority of society rather than their personal thoughts on the topic.
Abortion is not only a fluctuating concept in our society, but an ethical and emotional debate, as well. The image I have chosen presents concepts from a cultural and historical background, as well as presents an ethical, emotional, and logical appeal to the audience. The debate about abortion has simply been overblown and exhausted. The truth of the matter is, abortion is murder. Ending a life, whether innocent or guilty, is murder.
Before Roe v. wade the number of deaths from illegal abortions was around 5000 and in the 50s and 60s the number of illegal abortions ranged from 200,000 to 1.2 million per year. These illegal abortions pose major health risks to the life of the woman including damage to the bladder, intestines as well as rupturing of the uterus. The choice to become a mother must be given to the woman most importantly because it’s her body, her health, and she will be taking on a great responsibility. A woman’s choice to choose abortion should not be restricted by anyone; there are multiple reasons why abortion will be the more sensible decision for the female.
Doris Gudino Professor Chounlamountry Political Science 1 27 July 2015 Pro-Choice Anyone? A woman has, undoubtedly, the freedom to procreate, but once a woman chooses to retreat from that freedom, a commotion arises. Abortion is a woman’s choice for many reasons. It’s her body, therefore, no one else can decide for said person.
A heartbeat bill attempts to make abortion illegal after a heartbeat is detectable, an event that usually occurs only “six weeks after conception - before many women even realize they’re pregnant.” (Domonoske) Heartbeat bills have since popped up in Iowa as well, although it was promptly shut down 24 hours after being introduced. While Governor Kasich did veto the Ohio heartbeat bill in favor of another bill that would instead ban abortions after 20 weeks, this attempted bill is a good window to what the future could hold for laws regarding abortion. (Ludlow) The ever consistent objection to abortion is morality. People believe that it is immoral to take away the chance a fetus may have at life outside the womb.
In this speech I hope to present a persuasive moral argument that abortion is akin to murder and should be avoided, even if the child is unplanned or unwanted or the women would be in danger by the consequences of abortion. (Transition: Let’s look more closely at the health risks posed by cell phones.) Body I. Abortion is a murder. It is the intentionally killing of a human being and it is also can be considered as a war on the unborn which are obviously defenseless and voiceless. A. Abortion denies the right of the eternal being to have a mortal experience and also learning experience in this world.
Women’s rights have been a long struggle in America’s legal system, as well as in the religious world, for many decades and women continue to have challenges, concerns, and struggles today. Fighting for what is best for their bodies such as a woman’s right to contraceptives to control whether she will get pregnant or not was not ideal for religious and personal reasons but would find a worthy advocate in a woman who would dedicate her life for women’s reproductive rights. The right for a woman to have an abortion became a legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Courts in a very well-known case. It has always been a double standard in what was right and wrong, moral or immoral, towards women than men. A man was looked at with respect
For the last couple of years, americans have been deeply polarized over the issue of abortion. They debate has been cast in terms of “ pro-life” views and “pro-choice” views. The legality of abortion was confirmed in 1973 when the United States Supreme Court struck down a Texas
However, in most cases it is the embryo that is aborted and not a fetus, which is the stage in which the embryo starts to develop. As such an embryo cannot be written in statistics as a life lived as it is dependent solely on the carrier, thus aborting at this stage technically should not be considered as the taking of life but as a decision on whether to facilitate this possible life. Personhood begins after a fetus is able to survive outside the womb, not at conception. Conclusion
Worldwide, 42 million abortions occur every year, 20 million of which happen on unsafe terms (Haddad and Nour 122). As of late, abortion incidence has begun to decrease due to the creation and distribution of contraceptive medications, as this resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies. However, the overall number of unsafe abortions has remained the same, making the proportion of unsafe to safe terminations greater as time goes on (Sedgh et al. 629). This trend is especially evident in the United States, and does not appear to be ending soon; the epidemic of unsafe abortion in America will only continue to increase under current conditions. In this essay, I will use research conducted on the United States’ legislations to examine how the lack
Abortion Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by abolishing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus. Abortion is a very controversial topic, for example, one side of this topic believes abortion is cruel and committing murder, while the other side believes that since the fetus or embryo isn 't developed enough to be considered a living human being yet, that abortion is not commiting murder. Despite this information, there is a lot more to abortion than the opinion of it being “right” or “wrong”. According to “Students for life” who are pro life, about 1 million abortions are executed each year in the US. That data adds up to 22% of pregnancies ending in abortion.
The termination of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo from the womb before it can survive on its own is called abortion. Nowadays, abortion is so common that more than forty percent of all women will perform abortion at some time of their reproductive lives. While this numbers are scary, what is more troublesome is that several countries support this dreadful act. Society is now considering this act of murder each day more normal, and position the mother 's rights before the baby´s rights. Killing an adult is no different than killing a fetus, both are genetically unique and were made by God.
Abortion has been a controversial issue in our society. The options are which path to take in life. The two paths we have to take or to choose from are give the child a chance to live or to be a teenage parent or having an abortion. In the young age of a pregnant women will be the hardest part of her life and when she doesn’t think that she can deal with the fact that she will having a child in young age the only way that she will take would be to get an abortion. The fetus will be decide to abort by their mother resulting in or caused by its death.