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Meredith Masteller
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:34am
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The topic I decided to write on for my issue paper is the controversial topic of abortion. I know this topic has been an issue with both religious groups and those who believe pro-choice is the right option. It is a topic that has been controversial for a while and that I have learned about since I was about in the 5th grade from going to Catholic School. There are two sides to the issue; those for abortion and those against it. Those that are pro-choice/ for abortion believe that women have to the right choose if they want to go through with a pregnancy or terminate it. They think that women should have a choice because it is their life and bodies that are affected upon the birth of a child. Those against abortion believe that once an egg is fertilized it is a child and by aborting it is killing an unborn child. They also feel it is not right to make the decision to abort because the unborn child obviously has no say in the matter. This is a very talked about topic because there are circumstances that can lean a bit in both directions. For example if someone gets raped and does not want the child/ that reminder is it truly okay to abort? That is the major issue that comes along with this topic. Also there is a lot of women that can not take care of the child and think it is better if they do not have it because the child will not have a good life/ could be put up for adoption or foster. The main challenge of this paper is going to be finding the right amount of different information and statistics without making the paper sound just like everyone else’s that is writing about abortion. That can get boring and very repetitive for the reader. Also a lot of abortion information is common knowledge and the basics of the issue. I want to challenge myself to find interesting information that is not as common. I am kind of worried about not making it lean toward one side like an argument paper. That is also a big fear because sometimes my tone sounds argumentative when I write.

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