Sallie Tisdale describes an uneducated sixteen-year-old girl that doesn’t even know how babies are formed. It was not the girl’s fault for getting pregnant; she was raped (Tisdale 416). Knowing this, the audience, like the author, feels compassion for the girl. It would be unfair to the girl if she couldn’t have the abortion. The audience recognizes that although abortion is cruel, it is needed. However, abortion itself is also cruel considering that it is also unfair to kill the fetus before it was born. Here, we can understand Sallie Tisdale’s inner conflict. She states that “[a]bortion is the narrowest edge between kindness and cruelty” (Tisdale 420). If she shows kindness to the women who wants to abort their children, the fetus would have to be killed. She would be showing cruelty to the unborn child. However, if she shows kindness to the unborn child by not letting the woman abort the child, she would be showing crudity to them by ruining their lives. The audience discovers that no matter the choice, whether they did or didn’t abort the child, there will always be
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. Women who are victims of rape will always be in remembrance of their terrifying experience, which sometimes result in neglect and unfair treatment of the child due to the woman’s rape trauma syndrome. Women who are not financially stable that are pregnant and oppose abortion live in poverty. If abortions were banned it would increase illegal abortions which have critical effect to the woman’s health. Statistics estimate that the risk of death from an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000. The risk of death childbirth is 14 times higher, 8.8 in 100,000. If anti- abortion laws are implemented, it may increase at home abortions which
There are two sides to this debate in which individuals identify themselves as either “pro-choice” or “pro-life.” Supporters classify themselves as pro-choice, and argue “that choosing abortion is a right that should not be limited by governmental or
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.
Don Marquis, on the other side of the abortion debate begins his essay “Why abortion is immoral” through the frustration of little support being given to the thought. This essay was written to show the falsified belief that an anti-abortion stance is nothing other than irrational religious dogma or a conclusion generated by a seriously confused philosophical argument. The argument is set forth throughout that abortion is, except in rare cases, seriously immoral. This essay sets forth the belief that abortion is in the same category as killing an innocent adult human being. Don Marquis argues with rare exceptions such as a life-threatening pregnancy, all cases of abortion are seriously wrong and are not much different than killing an adult
Though Barbara Hewson thoroughly demonstrates skill and knowledge in the subject of abortion, she takes the subject of many conflicts and turns it into a mess of unpersuasive words. The development of her stance on this subject shows no growth, and although she demonstrated the use of ethos, her article seems to endlessly cover the same information she had already delivered. Her use of logos and pathos is lacking, and what little use of ethos she has gives the reader only basic knowledge, and does not seem to help deliver her point.
Charlotte Taft once said “Women who have abortions do so because they value life and because they take very seriously the responsibilities that come not just with birth, but with nurturing a human being”. The Editorial Board at The New York Times believes in this statement as well. The Editorial Board published an editorial on June 27, 2016 titled “A major Victory for Abortion Rights”. The article published, is about a change in Texas 's anti-abortion law and is intended for woman who can or will bear children. The editorial was created to persuade these women that if another woman who is pregnant and cannot keep the unborn child or does not want to keep the child, that these women should have the right to abort the embryo or fetus legally.
A great number of women today are facing the issue unplanned pregnancies. Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in the world today. Valerie Tarico, the author of the article, “I Am Pro-Abortion, Not Just Pro-Choice: 10 Reasons Why We Must Support the Procedure and the Choice,” challenges to address issues that women face when going through an abortion. In her article, Tarico uses rhetorical strategies such as ethos, pathos and repetition to make her argument inducing. In her text, she addresses the common issues around abortion, arguing that abortion should be allowed, and is the right thing to do.
In this book, Harold Bloom provides a critical analysis of the poem, “the mother.” Bloom explains how the poet, Brooks, allows the poem’s persona to embody abortion rather than allow it to be seen as a “quick outpatient operation” (Bloom 15). In addition, Bloom indicates that Brooks “simultaneously” addresses “both pro-choice and pro-life views” (Bloom 15). This allows the audience to perceive “the issue” from both perspectives (Bloom 15).
Instead of having an abortion, women can choose a more beneficial option, such as giving the baby up for adoption. When women decide to get an abortion, they don’t think about adoption because of the long process, even though it can help other families who can’t have children. For example “It’s logical that anti-abortion organizations seeking to prevent abortions and promote traditional family structures would aggressively promote adoption, but this connection is often overlooked…”(Joyce). Many women that get pregnant with an unwanted child usually look into having an abortion first rather than going through the long process of pregnancy and giving the baby up for adoption. Furthermore, “In President Obama 's speech… he suggested that one solution to lowering abortion rates is making abortion more available”(Joyce). Doctors, Nurses,
A sizeable portion of the argument for or against abortion is based on science and the definition of when a human life begins. However, Christie’s only mention of anything remotely scientific was her statement that “… no scientist questions the fact that a zygote, embryo, fetus and infant are all human beings in different stages of development” (1). For those strongly rooted in their pro-choice opinions, Christie’s blunt statement could cause disagreement and questioning in regards to other scientific details concerning the human stages of development. Many pro-choice advocates believe and could argue that zygotes and embryos are not technically living because they are not self-sustainable and they do not yet have brain activity. Despite the possible arguments against Christie’s effectiveness, her status as a doctor proves that she understands abortion and facts about abortion, yet she chose not to include them as persuasive strategies in her article. The point of Christie’s article was not to convince others that abortion is wrong and that it should be stopped, but rather to persuade others to consider the route of adoption if possible. Because adoption is highly emotional and focused on relationships, there are not many statistics and hard facts that can persuade others to adopt, rather there are personal stories, like Christie’s, that change perspectives and motivate people to choose adoption over abortion as well as inspire families to adopt children in
First, it mentioned how abortions have significant and serious emotional harm for some women. Then it said how abortions affect men and how that story is untold and unexamined. By law, men are excluded from the decision on having the child it is only the mother decision. They worked in clinical practice over many years and cited others from where they got some of their information from. When women abort their child, there are many scenarios of male involvement. For example, ‘’ he knows about the pregnancy but hides his own feeling or beliefs from the woman out of his attempt to ‘’love’’ her and affirm her rights over her body’’ (Rue, Tellefsen 1996). Some men never know that they have been fathers. For example, ‘’ he doesn’t know she is pregnant and she aborts without his knowledge’’ (Rue, Tellefsen 1996). For others, their relationships between their companion simply end and the relationships that try to stay together to work things out after an abortion they limp on with a connivance of silence. These men feel confused and hurt that they abort their lives. For example, ‘’these ‘’forgotten father’’ must not only deal with their grief and sadness over the irrevocable loss of their children and their guilt about not protesting their offspring’’ (Rue, Tellefsen
When thinking of personal experiences, “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks touches on the emotional topic of abortion. Even though this poem was published decades ago, it can still be seen very relevant to this day. Accepting abortion and the outcome can indeed be a challenging task for many, while others seem to adapt to it without much of a problem. Gwendolyn Brooks’ writing lets us take a look at the mothers view point of abortion and how a mother responds to her new situation. Throughout the poem, the speaker shows signs of grieving concern of the topic of abortion and its outcomes by presenting emotions of regret and memories, shame and guilt, and contradicting herself to almost justify what she has done.
Remorse or regret typically follow a woman after an abortion once they realize they can’t take back their actions, and what they will now miss out on. Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “The Mother” makes me remember my feelings as an unwed, pregnant teenager in high school, when everyone tried to convince me that abortion was my “only choice”; but I knew that my choice to keep my daughter would save me from remorse, the unknowns, and missing out on so much, feelings displayed by the woman in Mrs. Brooks’ poem who regrets her decisions.
Since unborn fetuses are also the possessors of worthy futures, “it follows that abortion is prima facie seriously morally wrong” (229). In support of his thesis, he makes reference to two points. The first of these considerations states that the “deprivation of a future” theory clearly spells out why “we regard killing as one of the worst of crimes” (227). When someone is, for example, robbed or raped (though both awful occurences in their own right), they still have a valuable future to which they look towards as a means as inspiration and support. When someone dies, their future is gone, lost to the world of unrealized potential and we, as humans, often spend a great deal of time abhorring the notion of “what could have been.” The second of these considerations states that the theory is in line with the thought process of the terminally ill who “believe that the loss of a future to them that they would otherwise have experienced is what makes their premature death a very bad thing” (227). As another means of corroboration, Marquis states additional points which he believes to be the “implications” of his theory which are worthy of praise: 1) the supposition challenges the notion that only human life “has great