Abortion Essay

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Cata 101 Persuasive Outline 11-25-02 Abortion Introduction Attention Material: Show the audience a quarter and explain that during the time most unborn babies are aborted, they are the size of a quarter. Thesis/Overview: In my last speech, I explained what abortion is, court cases involving abortion, and the different procedures used to abort unborn children. Today, I am going to explain why abortion is wrong and should not be legal in the United States. I am going support this belief by explaining the risks involved, the opinions of other people and groups, and scientific evidence. I am also going to offer a few solutions to this problem. Motivation: These are some photos of children photographs of children who have bee aborted at during different parts of development using the procedures I explained to you in my last speech. Ethos: As you can see all of these babies' lives have been cut drastically short simply because they were not wanted. Thought Pattern Problem-Solution (Transition) (First I'm going to explain exactly what the problem with abortion is.) Body I. Problem: The problem I found with abortion after doing so much research on the topic is that it takes the life of an innocent child that is a living thing. (Transition) (To explain how I came to this conclusion, I am first going to explain different physical and mental health problems that can be caused by abortions.) A. There are many health risks involved with having an abortion. 1. Abortion has been linked to Breast Cancer. a. According to a January 1995 issue of Medical Sciences Bulletin, "...induced abortions increase the risk of breast cancer." b. This same issue also reports that there was "...a greater risk of breast cancer for women who reported one or more induced abortions than for women who had carried their fetuses to term," but the article also

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