The article"Putting Women Back in the Abortion Debate" by Ellen Willis makes a strong case for a fresh strategy in the abortion discussion that emphasizes the experiences and viewpoints of women. Her target audience is mostly individuals who are debating abortion, especially those who have historically been marginalized from the discussion, such as women and pro-choice activists. Willis' article aims to reframe the discussion by demonstrating how women's viewpoints and experiences are essential to comprehending the root of the issue. The phrase "bringing women back in the argument" is one rhetorical device Willis employs to further her objective. This phrase is used frequently in the article to highlight the numerous points and theories that …show more content…
She asserts that she can push herself and alter the shame and stigma around the problem by telling her own story and encourage others to do the same. Willis writes, "The shame and silence surrounding abortion is violence against women, a brutality that tends to further silence women," suggesting that these narratives are themselves a form of violence (Willis, 2007). Willis contributes to the de-stigmatization of the subject and fosters a more sympathetic and compassionate understanding of abortion by sharing both her own and other people's …show more content…
For example, she addresses the assumption that a fetus has a right to life by arguing that this right cannot be absolute, since it would lead to ridiculous consequences. She writes: "If the right to life is absolute, then no woman has the right to remove a fetus from her body, even if it is threatening her life. Clearly, this is an unreasonable conclusion" (Willis, 2007) . By employing logical reasoning, Willis is able to highlight the weaknesses in the anti-abortion arguments, as well as expand the reasoning he utilizes when addressing abortion, as well as persuade his audience that a more nuanced and empathic approach to abortion is needed.
Marian Faux is an author deeply engaged in writing about the basic personal matters of modern times. Her previous book, Childless by Choice, discussed the advantages and disadvantages of bearing children, and the effects that the legalization of abortion had on premature mothers. Yet, she channelled her visions of abortion into another book, Roe v Wade: The Untold Story of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision That Made Abortion Legal, where she not only, in depth, told the complete process of the Supreme Court case “Roe v Wade”, but also analyzed the worldwide aftermath of the decision, and the changes it brought in society. Prior to this effort, Faux attempted to summarize the subject of abortion into one book, in which, she claimed that “Abortion
Gianna Jenson, the author of a powerful speech regarding abortion, explained her horrible personal experience with the process when she explained in detail, her story at a pro-life speaking event. The audience was captivated by her language and the way she made the audience think about her speech and exactly how she delivered it. The author wrote this impactful speech in order to share her story with others and hope it would influence at least one person and alter their opinion. Gianna Jenson writes and effective argument against abortion in order to tell her own personal story by appealing to the reader’s sense of pathos, using rhetorical questioning and charged emotional language.
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.
She portrays the distressed women arriving at “she thought was a comprehensive health care provider near her home in Columbus, Ohio”. When arriving the doctors told her not to abort her baby, causing her to land in a crisis pregnancy center. These non-profit organizations work to “obstruct women’s access to abortion”. Meaghan Winter utilizes this anecdote to shed light on a disheartening situation, opening the reader’s eyes to what is truly happening to women across the globe. She employ pathological appeal by emphasizing the corner many women are metaphorically jammed in,” when providers like Planned Parenthood are shut down” and how “they leave low-income women with few alternatives for reproductive and preventive health care”.
In the summer of 2013, Texas senator Wendy Davis stood on her feet for thirteen hours (with no restroom breaks) to fight against a bill that would close numerous abortion clinics in Texas. During the filibuster, Davis presented an important question: “What purpose does this bill serve? And could it be, might it just be a desire to limit women's access to safe, healthy, legal, constitutionally-protected abortions in the state of Texas?” (Bassett, “Wendy Davis …”). For centuries women have struggled for adequate access to birth control and resorted to abhorrent means of abortion when they face unwanted pregnancies.
Pamela Cross is an advocate and a public policy director. Her sponsorship to the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) has influenced her to become a representative for women’s equality, empowerment and sexual health education. In the article “Abortion in Canada: Legal but Not Accessible” (2009), Cross’s main objective is to spread her advocacy and thoughts on abortion to ensure social action towards supporting women’s rights. In addition, her article goes in depth with the many barriers that women face when accessing the medical procedure of abortion. Cross’s main argument in her article is: although abortion has been legalized for many years, services remain inadequate and uncertain about the procedure of abortion.
She tries to convince the reader that although the woman may think that she has no other option, there will always be something more appropriate than abortion. In summary, the author says that it is wrong to act impulsively and that women need to think about the consequences before attempting the termination of her child. She explains how the small human inside is “alive and growing” (P 23). Mathewes-Green addresses the concept of the child being “unwanted”, and how that is not true because “we are valuable simply because we are members of the human race” (P 21). The language the writer uses has a strong effect on a woman's heart, especially future and current mothers.
When it comes to abortion, a lot can be said. More specifically, author and philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson takes her own stand on abortion, saying it is morally permissible to get abortions. Morally, I disagree with her stance on this. The reason I think this way is because I feel that there were other options open to us, than the main one being abortion. These other options, I feel are better and have better outcomes for the child than abortion.
Bauer’s credibility centers on the fact that she is a Washington post reporter and bureau chief. Although she is not an expert in abortion related issues, her own education and experience gives her enough credibility to offer a reasonable opinion on the topic. She can therefore, assume that her audience will listen, if not wholeheartedly embrace her ideas. Ethos can also be noted when she stated that her own daughter has Down syndrome (par.2). This shows that she’s writing from a more personal and experienced level and helps her earn the trust of her readers.
On the night of January 27, 1973, women across America celebrated their right to choose. and on the night of June 24, 2022, women across the world were devastated when their right to choose was taken away. Roe V. Wade was passed in the 70s as a right to an abortion and the right to privacy and in 2022 it was overturned and made it a state choice, instead of a woman’s. This article covers The passing of Roe V. Wade, the impact it had on women, and the overturning of Roe V. Wade Abortion was illegal in most states in the 1960s, often with no exceptions for cases of rape or threat to life.
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.
Abortion has been one of the most controversial political topics worldwide throughout history. One of the biggest, if not the most significant argument in the longing debate of abortion versus morality. Deep diving into Judith Jarvis Thomson's A Defense of Abortion, I will be breaking down and evaluating her analogies regarding abortion of why I agree she succeeds in showing what she intended for the defense of pro-choice abortion. First and foremost Thomson states right off the bat for the sake of argument despite her disagreement with the premise, she is going to agree that yes a fetus is a person from the moment of conception (Thomson 48). I feel it is essential to acknowledge this because in most instances this would make arguing a pro-choice
First, an opponent may bring about the argument that there is no such thing as the right to someone’s body to begin with, thus rendering the notion that the fetus has no right to the mother’s body irrelevant. They may claim, rather, that the argument has nothing to do with a right to use the mother’s body and everything to do with the relative strengths of the right to life and the right to self control. If the right to life is one that never wavers (unless you intentionally hurt someone, which a fetus is incapable of), then the permissibility of abortion depends on the woman’s right to self control. If a woman is assaulted, then of course she never gave up her right to self control, and that right outweighs the fetus’s right to life. However, one may argue, if a woman engages in consensual sex she is sacrificing some of her right to self control, and a resulting fetus has a right to life stronger than this now reduced right to self control.
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.