Is the Problem of Teen Pregnancy Exaggerated?

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Source 1 Title and Citation: The Problem of Teen Pregnancy Is Exaggerated." Opposing Viewpoints Digests: Teen Pregnancy. Ed. Jennifer A. Hurley. SanDiego:GreenhavenPress,2000.OpposingViewpointsResourceCenter.Gale.ApolloLibrary.27July2008 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC &docId=EJ3010099211&source=gale&srcprod =OVRC&userGroupName=apollo&version=1.0>. 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. The main issue presented is that teenage pregnancy is not the growing problem it is portrayed to be. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author suggests that”…the truth of the matter is…show more content…
There are not many real-life examples presented to support the claims being made. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. There is an example of proof surrogate in this essay “One study estimates that "70% of the prisoners in the United States [are] the children of teen mothers.” 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. There is an example of the scapegoat fallacy in this essay “”the increasing numbers of children born to children are likely to repeat the devastating cycles of almost everything bad—teen-age pregnancy, school failure, early behavioral problems, drug abuse, child abuse, depression and crime. 7 State one argument made by the author. Teen pregnancy causes a multitude of problems that affect today’s society. 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. “Single teen mothers who are unable to support themselves and their children impose serious financial burdens on society: Over $19 billion in public funds is spent each year on antipoverty programs, health care, and nutrition to support families started by teenagers.” Premise 1: Teen parents create society’s financial burdens. Premise 2: Teen parents create most of the crime in society today. Conclusion: Teen pregnancy is the main cause of society’s most important problems at large. 9 Is the author’s

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