The legalization of abortion has become the modern Holocaust of America. The Holocaust in Germany was an effort to terminate the lives of the Jews during the time of 1933 to 1945. The Holocaust is taught in history classes around the world as a tragic killing led by Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler justified the killing of Jews by calling them “non-human” while today, the government is calling developing fetuses “non-human”. Consequently, the correlation has risen between the killing of the Jews and the killing of an unborn child inside the mother’s womb. The correlation appears extreme and horrifying to most people without given context. An evangelist, Ray Comfort, witnessed to various strangers on the street beginning with topic of Holocaust. Along with the topic of Holocaust, he leads into the debated topic of abortion and finally shifts into salvation. Through Ray Comfort’s effective use of ethos, pathos, and logos, he is persuasive and compelling in initiating people’s realization of abortion and their own salvation.
It is inappropriate to use emotional appeals when dealing with speeches involving facts that may or may not be true. For example, you wouldn't want to use an emotional appeal on an accused criminal. It would be unethical to convey feelings based on a statement that may not be true and you wouldn't want to let feelings cloud their judgement, or true facts of the matter. If you were trying to persuade someone that a person was not guilty of a crime, you wouldn't want to make a statement like "You have always liked him, so you should know that he isn't that kind of guy and didn't do that". Another example is if you were trying to persuade someone a certain sports team was going to win or lose the next game.You should support your prediction with facts. Controversies are major areas where you shouldn't use emotional appeal because it is unethical.You don't want to use feelings to convince someone the topic is or isn't true. You should never want to speak with bias on a topic, and you don't want your audience to be biased
Abortion and the morality of it has been a hot topic for years in the United States although it has been carried out for centuries in different cultures. Abortion is a medical procedure deliberately terminating a pregnancy. Abortions usually happen within the first 28 weeks of pregnancy and are considered an outpatient procedure. The first abortion laws were passed by Britain in 1803 and by 1880 most abortions in the U.S. were illegal, except for those that were performed to save the life of a woman. This exception to the rule gives insight into the battle that exists today and the ethical debate of abortion.
Abortions are one of those taboo topics no one wants to talk about but everyone has an opinion on. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary abortion is defined as “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus as a spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation—miscarriage, the induced expulsion of a human fetus, or the expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy.” Amid the controversy, two groups have developed: pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life supporters believe that life forms at conception, therefore, abortion at any stage is considered murder. On the contrary, pro-choice supporters believe that it is ultimately the woman’s choice to do as she pleases with her body. For years, politicians, feminists, and anti-feminists have been going back and forth about the legality of abortion, religion, funds, access, and the basic rights the woman has as a human being to make the decisions she wants with her body. For this paper, the question I propose is: Are women’s basic human rights being infringed upon by being denied access to abortion? To fully understand the importance of a topic, one must be familiar with the history and research.
Abortion is a topic that is controversial to many. There are people who believe that abortion is a sin and that women who do this, are vile and sickening humans. Women get abortions for many different reasons and that should be their choice. It is no one else’s decision because it is not their body that is going to have to go through that.
Abortion continues to make a profound impact on public policies and remains one of the most controversial debate of our time. Though abortion continues to be a debate, it was not always a problematic one. Abortion has been present throughout history dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Greek and Roman. Before abortion became a crime in the 19th century, abortion was a womans choice. “Before abortion became the object of law, it was a subject of everyday life” (Roe v Wade BOOK p. 11). From early civilizations to today, abortion was and may still serve as a form of birth control. It has been observed that through abortion those of upper class avoided “unwanted childbearing and the lower classes used it to limit family size when 1 or more child
In the beginning God made all of creation and looked around and saw that it was good, and this includes us, humanity. We were good in the beginning, created perfect, holy, and righteous, made in the image of God’s own self. God also gave us the freedom of choice, the free will to decide to follow our selfish desires or to follow the will of God. Back in the beginning Adam made that choice, biting into the forbidden fruit and bringing sin into the world. Humanity fallen from holiness was cast out of the garden and so we find ourselves broken and blinded to God by our own sin. Since that time humanity has been torn between the righteousness we were created for and the desires of our own flesh, each day confronted with the same choice as Adam.
One of the most frequently debated topics in bioethics is the morality of abortion, or the ending of a pregnancy without physically giving birth to an infant. Often times abortions are categorized into either spontaneous, a natural miscarriage; induced or intentional, which is premeditated and for any reason; or therapeutic, which albeit intentional, its sole purpose is to save the mother’s life. It seems however that moral conflicts on issue mainly arise when discussing induced abortions. In general, people universally agree it is morally wrong to kill an innocent person and in some people’s eyes induced abortions are the intentional killings of innocent persons, thus making them immoral. However not all individuals view fetuses as persons and consequentially argue it is not morally wrong to kill them.
Various studies have been conducted to show the psychological effects following an abortion. According to the results some women experience depression and anxiety. These psychological effects reflect on several factors. Abortion may relieve stress by ending an unwanted pregnancy, but the event itself may simultaneously be experienced as a stressor causing anxiety grief, guilt, despair and anger. These factors could lead to depression, as feelings of powerless, anger and self-condemnation are emotions that underlie depression. Controversies exist whether abortion is linked with mental health or not. Future research requires a better understanding of the conditions that lead to unwanted pregnancy and abortion with the ultimate goal of improving women’s lives and well being.
After reading the article, “Why It’s Become So Hard to Get an Abortion”, by Margaret Talbot, I am caught in the middle of pro-choice and pro-life. Talbot provides the reader with an even amount of examples explaining the beliefs of each stance. Being raised as a Catholic, my church has always preached to bring an end to abortion. Although, being a young female, I also feel we should have the choice. I think there is a way to respect personal beliefs and religion, while still being in charge of your body. This being said, I don’t agree with the act of taking the life of an innocent human without it being a medical necessity. This brings up another contrasting point, I believe that if the woman seeking the abortion doesn’t have the means to raise
The argument of abortion has been raging since the Supreme Court case, Roe vs. Wade, in 1973. This court case has divided the country into two factions: pro-choice and pro-life. Pro-life advocates argue that abortions are murder and extreme levels of child abuse. While pro-choice advocates believe abortions are a justifiable means to end pregnancies. The pro-choice argument is that the fetus is not yet a human being and its rights should not override that of the mother's.
Abortion is a controversial topic in the United States as well as in other countries. In 1973 (PBS), the United States Roe v. Wade ruled a state law that banned abortions except to save the life of a mother was unconstitutional. This case politically polarized citizens of the country and continues to inspire debates, politics, and violence (PBS). The polarization of public opinions from citizens on abortion can be related to many factors. Some factors that can polarize citizens’ public opinions towards abortion is laws, politics, religion, and gender.
“I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception…. I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and that any interruption at any point throughout this time constitutes a termination of human life…. I am no more prepared to say that these early stages [of development in the womb] represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty…is not a human being. This is human life at every stage” (Bongioanni). Furthermore, to pro-life campaigners women who proceed with abortion are murderers for killing a life. For example, “the changes occurring between implantation, a six-week embryo, a six-month fetus, a one-week-old child, or a mature adult are merely stages of development and maturation. The majority of our group could find no point in time between the union of sperm and egg, or at least the blastocyst stage, and the birth of the
Equally important as the physical health is the mental health of the woman. One association of abortion is the mental health of the woman. Popular beliefs tell us that abortions will leave a woman with a mental scar and regretting their decision afterward, but does banning abortion actually fix this problem, or make it worse? A study titled, Women's Emotions One Week After Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion in the United States, written by Corinne H. Rocca, Katrina Kimport, Heather Gould, and Diana G. Foster disagree, “Most (95%) women who had obtained the abortion felt it was the right decision.” The same article also stated, “...those denied the abortion felt more regret and anger… and less relief and happiness.” This shows that only when
Abortion is the most controversial issues both in the political and social arena today. The two main arguments for and against the issue of abortion is based upon whether the unborn foetus can be considered human or not. Then begs the question, is abortion moral or immoral, should abortion be treated as murder or should it be considered a legitimate choice that is available for every woman or lady? Most debates about abortion focus much on politics and law which hinders the fundamental ethical issues involved with abortion. The legality of the abortion depends much on the status of the foetus. Is the foetus considered a person as the pro-life activists argue or does the mother have the right to decide whether to abort or not? (as pro-choice activists claim). In a world where the foetus could speak its mind, this could be so easy to decide.