General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to think twice before making the decision to take the life of an unborn child.
Central Idea: Although convenient, abortions are cruel and inhumane alternatives to pregnancy.
Abortion is one of the most controversial and important topics of our generation. The number of people that choose to have an abortion is a growing problem but it could be improved through awareness. I know that no one wants to have an unplanned pregnancy but what if one day you found yourself in that very situation. I want you guys to be thinking about that as I cover this topic and persuade you to think twice before taking the life of an unborn child. Today I’d like to talk to you first about, what life is and what an abortion is, second, what happens in the abortion room, and third, I will tell explain why abortion is such a controversial topic. I’ll begin by giving you the definition of Life.
I. The definition of Life.
A. Merriam Webster Definition of life is the ability to grow, change, etc.
B. About 80% of the survey responses show that most believe that life begins at conception.
C. What the age of Viability is.
1. The term "age of viability" refers to the point in pregnancy at which the baby could have a chance of survival if born prematurely.
2. Generally the age of viability is around 24 weeks of pregnancy. I would like to speak next on abortion itself starting with what exactly it is.
II. The definition of Abortion.
D. Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, either by choice, or for medical reasons.
E. There are two different kinds of legal abortions that exist.
3. Therapeutic abortion, which the baby is aborted for the safety of the mother.
4. Elective abortion, in which the abortion is performed due to a choice that the mother has made for an unborn child.
F. There are two ways to legally...