Informative Speech : A Essay On Abortion

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Specific Purpose: I want my audience to believe that every woman should have the option to give birth or have an abortion.
Thesis Sentence: The government should not be able have a say on what a woman decides to do with her body.
In the past I was a supporter of Pro-life. That all changed when I had a pregnancy scare and considered having an abortion myself. Having options out there for me makes me feel secure knowing that I won’t have to raise a child if I’m not ready to have.
I. Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy resulting in the death of the embryo or fetus.
A. Abortion is a procedure that has been practiced for over a thousand years.
1. Just over a million illegal abortions were performed a year in the 1950’s, resulting in over a thousand women dying.
2. In the 60’s, women joined forces to reform the laws that were set to only allow women that fit a certain criterion to be able to have an abortion.
B. Abortion became legal on January 22, 1973 by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade.
1. Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) was a pregnant woman seeking to end her pregnancy but residents of Texas were only able to have abortions if it put the mother’s life at risk.
2. Rules were established that prohibited legislative interference during the first trimester of pregnancy.
3. Abortion is controlled by state during the second and third trimester.
(Transition: As many supporters there were for Pro-choice, some women felt like the fetus are still living beings and

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