Chari N. Clayton
Abortion is the kind of topic that gets a lot of people’s blood boiling. But on the other hand, some people really just don’t care about abortion and have no concern whatsoever. Over the years, some people have even changed their minds about believing abortion is either right or wrong. When people are more optimistic and flexible, they consider other people’s opinions and open their minds to think more critically. Before I began this Informal Logic course, I can honestly say that I hated critical thinking, period. In school, I remember always procrastinating on the critical thinking questions and saving them for last. I didn’t think my answers would be right at all, I was almost scared to even think about answering the questions. Now, I can say that I am more eager to think “outside the box” on things and actually hear other people out without immediately shooting down their opinions like I used to. The thing I like about critical thinking is that there is no right or wrong answers like multiple choice questions. This is a time to explore your thinking and apply your knowledge. This is where I come to stand up for my opinion that abortions are personal choice and therefore should be legalized.
I always dreaded writing papers and essays, but when it comes to abortion being a topic, I get really pumped and excited. I can go on and on about abortion. First, I do not think that abortion is wrong, so I will say it should be legalized. It is no one on this earth’s choice to decide whether a woman should or should not have a child. These are our bodies. I say our bodies because of course I am a woman and because I have been on that operating table on two different occasions. I know what it is like to go through the pains and the motions. I was sixteen when I had my first abortion. I was young, I was scared, and I was lost. My mom was my biggest...