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Argumentative Essay

  • Submitted by: mareeagirgz
  • on May 2, 2012
  • Category: English
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Mina Girgis                                                                                                


ENG   211

Prof. Mauk

                                        Argumentative Essay
                The topic of abortion has always been controversial . Today people still

argue over the issues and ideas of terminating a pregnancy.   Some big court cases such as

Roe vs. Wade has spread the knowledge over abortion. The case was decided in 1973 by

the supreme court. The decision legalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Lobbying over abortion was turning into a sleepy business. But the health care debate has

brought a new boom, and both sides are exploiting it with fund-raising appeals. (

According to David D. Kirkpatrick.) I have always sided with pro-choice in the never

ending abortion debate.

                  I have always felt that if a young developed fetus can feel no pain than

terminating the unborn baby would be justified based on the choice of the Mother and

Father. The fetus does not define a human being due to still being attached to the

umbilical cord. The health of the fetus relies on the health of the mother and it can’t be

recognized as a independent human because it wouldn’t be able to survive outside the

mothers womb.   Adoption is not an alternative to abortion, because it remains the

woman's choice whether or not to give her child up for adoption. Statistics show that very

few women who give birth choose to give up their babies - less than 3% of white

unmarried women and less than 2% of black unmarried women. (According to Linda Lowen).
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                  Another reason for the legalization of abortion is the control women should

have over their bodies. A women should...

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