Persuasive Essay: Pro-choice Abortion

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Destinee Riggs Professor Camila Alvarez ENC1101 T 6:35-9:00pm 485 words Persuasive Essay: Pro-choice Abortion In 1973 in the United States in the Roe V. Wade decision, the supreme court ruled that women, in consultation with their physician, have a constitutionally protected right to have an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy- that is, before viability- free from government interference. (Guttmacher Institute) This did not spark the controversy of the topic, however. Can you remember a time in your past or even in the present where you could bring up the topic of abortion and everybody was calm and supportive? I cannot. Abortion has been a discouraged activity it seems since before abortion was even printed in a…show more content…
It was tough trying to handle parents who were always drunk, always violent, always complaining that they could not afford to buy my siblings and me food when every night they would come home with two new bottles. Every night had the same ending. My mom crying for help as my father showed the true demons that hide beneath his aging flesh. I wished many times to die, cried myself to sleep almost every night, and tried my best to keep a face that did not reveal how I truly felt. I did not want the same life for my child. It would have broken my heart to have to see my kid feel my pressures. Works Cited: "Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States." Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States. Guttmacher Institute, Aug. 2011. Web. 07 Nov. 2012. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html Pazol, Karen, Suzanne B. Zane, Wilda Y. Parker, Laura R. Hall, Cynthia Berg, and Douglass A. Cook. "Abortion Surveillance U.S 2008." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 Nov. 2011. Web. 07 Nov. 2012.
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