Persuasive Speech Against Abortion Essay

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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
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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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