Birth Control Article Analysis

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Shyla Corson Professor Griffin English Composition 1102 16 March 2013 Article Analysis The proof type most noticeable to me in the “A Flood of Suits Fights Coverage of Birth Control” article was Ethos. Ethos refers to the credibility of the author and is often conveyed through the tone of what is being said and also how the author speaks on different views. Ethan Bronner, the author, begins with the views of the government. He explains why the president along with the Supreme Court feel as if the new health care act is a good idea and their reasoning’s behind the creation and rulings in court cases. The information in the article wasn’t just made up, general statements however. The author went to credible sources for his information. Among these sources included a law professor and top scholar on church-state conflicts named Douglas Laycock who was able to provide a professional and educated view on the likely actions that will be taken in order to protest the act including taking cases to the supreme court. Next, the author moves to the side of the debate that supports the birth control section in the act. By including statistics and reputable sources such as the National Women’s Law Center, the author emphasized the credibility of his information. Lastly, Bronner transitioned to the views of the religious groups and employers who believed that the Health Care Act was forcing them to choose between their country’s laws and their own religious beliefs. Because the author included credible sources to bolster each view on the Health Care Act and explained the differing views on the subject, I believe that the use of ethos was very effective in this article.…show more content…
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