Thursday, April 8, 2010

Essay for English

In my English 2c (honors) class, we are working on writing persuasive essays. We had to get our topic pre approved by the teacher and are now to write the essay then put together a presentation for the class. We have to have the arguements for both sides and use the three different ways to persuade the class to agree with us. My friend is helping me come up with a title, but if you have any ideas I'll consider those too. Debating on if I should use the title "Abortion: pro-choice or pro-murder?" for the essay. I'm getting pictures off of the internet and putting them in a video to the song "How To Save A Life" by The Frey. Since the rough draft is due Monday, I think I'm going to work on it in here. Currently I have:

Abortion: pro-choice or pro-murder?

Abortion is a strong topic that is hard for most people to discuss without getting into an argument. There are lots of different ways to view such a sensitive subject and we should all be able to voice our opinions freely. Some people believe that women should have the right to get an abortion if it's what's best for them. They say that it's a womans right to have control of her body. They believe that in cases of rape or incest there is no ther option and abortion is a safe medical procedure. Who is it safe for though? The baby that is being aborted is being tortured. It is said that it feels like the baby is being burned alive by the chemicals. For the pro-life people, they believe that there are alternatives to abortion such as adoption. They say that our tax dollars should NOT be going towards medical procedures that most people in this country don't approve of. If it's illegal to kill another human being, why isn't abortion illegal? It's still murder, it's just an age difference.

Here are a few facts that you may want to think about. thirty-one percent of all teenage pregnancies end in abortion. Fifty-two percent of all abortions are performed on women under twenty-five. Obma is cutting $164 million from abstinance and safe sex programs. Maybe you should try seeing the situation from the babies point of view.

Two abortion survivors, Gianna Jessen and Ana Rosa Rodriguez, now speak out against abortion. Gianna Jessen's mother went in to have an abortion during the seventh month of her pregnancy. Early April seventh, she gave birth to a severly injured baby. She was put into foster family and diagnosed with a severe case of cerebral palsy. She has no hard feelings towards her mother and speaks to women who have had abortions and are considering having an abortion with compassion. She is pro-life, though. Gianna testified on abortion before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, but only two of the thirteen members were willing to listen to her testimony. Ana Rosa rodriguez's mother was Rosa Rodriguez. She was twenty years old and getting an abortion from Abu Hayat. Half way through she changed her mind and told Abu Hayat that she wanted to keep the baby. He told her it was too late. The next day she gave birth to a healthy little girl named Ana Rosa Rodriguez. However, the attempted abortion did cost little Ana her right arm.

Is it really fair to end a life because that's what's easiest for you? Now ask yourself, would YOU ever want to KILL your baby because of a mistake that YOU made? Would you want your child to suffer from health problems such as that of Gianna and Ana because of an abortion gone "wrong"? Then when they ask why they're different from the other kids at school, how do you explain that you tried to kill them because you didn't want them? Abortion should be illegal. The tax dollars that are going to abortion research and paying for those who can't afford them, should be going towards the abstinance and safe sex programs that Obama is cutting the funding from. Why should a child pay for our mistakes? Don't let it happen. Join me on October 19, 2010 in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity.

That's the end of my essay. If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to comment. About to start working on my presentation. Thanks for reading. :)


  1. What do you do on October 19?

  2. October 19, 2010 is the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. People that are pro-life and against abortions "speak out" and protest by wearing red arm bands and and tape over their mouth that says "Life" on it. We give up our voices for one day for those who will never have a voice because of abortion being legal.

  3. hey. i checked out ur blog, and im following =]. you shld follow mine also =]

    i was thinking about making a post about abortion btw. its an interesting topic, and has some linkage to stem cell research, which i have already addressed. nice blog, and good luck with it

  4. Thank you. :) I'll be sure to go follow. Honestly, I was just kind of skimming yours to see your opinion on the topics. I was in the middle of doing homework lol.

  5. I'm gonna give my honest opinion and I don't want you to take it as an offense, it's just constructive critiscm.

    So who are you trying to persuade? Honestly, people who are pro-choice, leaning towards it or indifferent are not going to even get past the title. Instead of being compassionate towards their beliefs and offering feasable solutions as arguemtns, it feels like you are singeling them out and saying that they are horrible people. Only the people who already feel the way that you do will continue reading, and why do you need to pesuade them?

    It would be different if you were just doing an opinion paper, because then you could say whatever you want and not have to worry about the audience.

  6. Yeah, you're probably right. I made a ton of changes before I turned it in. People seemed to like my presentation though. I'm just hoping for an a at this point. I've done all I can.

  7. I'm kind of stuck with this topic. Abortion is a very difficult thing to judge whether it's right or wrong.
    There are some circumstances where abortion is necessary. For example some mothers are forced to have an abortion because if they don't they are risking their own lives as well as the baby. So in this case, if they don't have an abortion, the baby and the mother will be dead.

    I don't really think anyone can say what it feels like for the baby, because most of the time, an abortion is performed when the baby is still forming. Some may argue that it really is just a bunch of cells, considering it can't think or feel anything.

    But i still think it's bad that there was a possibility of new life and it was taken away before the baby even had a chance.

    I don't really know how i feel about.
    Good post though.