Informative Speech Essay example

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Chelsea McMillen’s Persuasive Speech Outline


General Purpose: To persuade my audience

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience into being in favor of distributing contraceptives (condoms, birth control pills, spermicides, etc.) in high schools.

Thesis statement: In order to explain why contraceptives are becoming such a necessity in schools today, I will share how teen parenthood is being glorified, reasons for such an increase in teenage pregnancies, and how effective distributing contraceptives would be.


INTRODUCTION


I. Attention getter: (show slide of pregnant girls) How many of you have ever seen television shows like “16 and Pregnant”, “Teen Mom”, or “The Secret Life of an American Teenager”?

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2. Since then, pregnancy rates have risen 3 percent.

C. Children and teenagers are having sex and getting pregnant before they truly know how to prevent it. A shift needs to be made from this “abstinence only” phase to a more preventative attitude. Our president agrees.

1. In the FoxNews.com article I read that the Obama administration's 2010 budget eliminated spending for abstinence-only programs, shifting funds to pregnancy prevention education that include abstinence as well as "medically accurate and age-appropriate" information.

2. According to the Reproductive Rights Blog, the $114.5 million teen pregnancy prevention project signed into law by President Obama in December 2009 establishes a major turning point in U.S. sex education policy, according to a new analysis published in the Winter 2010 issue of the Guttmacher Policy Review. The project replaces many of the most firm and ineffective abstinence-only programs, which by law were required to have nonmarital abstinence promotion as their “exclusive purpose” and were prohibited from discussing the benefits of contraception.





Transition: Third, I want to explain how effective distributing contraceptives would be.



III. Unfortunately, we live in a society where kids are having sex. It’s unpleasant to think about, but it’s true.

A. Whether adults want them to or not, if they want to have sex, they’re going to do it.

1. Properly informing young people would help them to…