Persuasive Speech: Abortion Ends Innocent Human Life Essay

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Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to chose life Abortion is when a mother decides to terminate her pregnancy. Many people have different opinions about this ethical and moral issue. Some people think that abortion is okay, while others believe that it is inhumane and against their moral and/or religious beliefs. (Advance Slide)

In 1973, the Supreme Court decision based on Roe v. Wade opened the door to
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“It’s MY body, It’s MY choice!” This is a chant that abortion supporters use at their rallies, supporting only the women themselves. (Advance Slide)

ARGUMENTS OPPOSED TO ABORTION According to a poll conducted in December 2010, 44% of people approved of abortion, but 56%-- the majority--do not approve.

Just because an abortion is legal, that does not make it morally or ethically correct.

An unborn baby is alive, and has a heartbeat 22 days after conception. At 6 weeks, fingernails form, and at week 8, a baby is able to hear. At 20 weeks, a baby can feel pain.

Most women who have have legal abortions often have serious consequences regarding their future health, fertility, and psychological/emotional problems. In the United States, abortion was generally not life threatening long before it became legal in 1973. Maternal mortality is determined to a much greater extent by the overall quality of maternal health care than by the legal status or availability of abortion.

The late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, formerly a leading abortionist and co-founder of NARAL Pro-choice America, wrote in 1979 that the argument that women could die from dangerous, illegal abortions in America “is now wholly invalid and obsolete” because “antibiotics and other advances have dramatically lowered the abortion
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