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Review Of Abortion Won The Day, But Sooner Or Later That Day Will End

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In “Roe v. Wade-- Abortion Won the Day, But Sooner or Later That Day Will End,” by Frederica Matthew-Green, the author describes how abortion is changing the way society values human life. The writer goes on to explain that at the time abortion was being legalized, they could not comprehend how high the rate of abortions would go up, from the perspective that it would be a last resort measure. She claims that once abortion is made an option, it then becomes the most convenient choice that could be made in that situation, rather than parenting or adoption. In the article, Frederica Matthew-Green goes on to refute the argument that life does not begin at conception, by describing how the zygote is formed. The writer made the connection between abortion and death very clear, saying, “How could I think it was wrong to execute homicidal criminals, wrong to shoot enemies in wartime, but all right to kill our own sons and daughters?” …show more content…

THE NUMBER One of the first statements made by the author was that after forty three years of legal abortion, fifty nine million had been performed in the United States. The author is using pathos here, by declaring a tremendously large number in order to incite a sense of sympathy towards the loss of human life involved with abortion. THE SOURCE Frederica alludes to an article, “What I Saw at the Abortion,” by a surgeon, Richard Selzer. There is a fair amount of both ethos and pathos used in this section of Matthew-Green's’ article. This is demonstrated by how the author uses Selzer's position as a surgeon, as a credible source, and how the writer ties the graphic wording of this piece into a comparison between abortion and corporal punishment. THE

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