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Dottie Davis
4/13
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:14am
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The issue that I have decided to cover in my issue paper is abortion. Although it is a clichť topic, I felt that it was the best one for me to explore due to my Christian school background. I know that my school fed us a lot of garbage when it came to the subject and Iím looking forward to finding out if some of the things they told us are even true. They once told us that Obama has made partial birth abortion legal, which is where during childbirth, once the babyís neck is exposed but it is not completely born, you could euthanize it. That sounds pretty ridiculous to me, so as I said before Iím looking forward to finding more information. The two sides of the argument are those who are pro-choice and those who are pro-life. Pro-choice advocates the womanís right to choose, and in my paper I will use sources that cover statistics and other general information that support abortion. On the pro-life side, those who feel every fetus should be born, I will probably be using a lot of sources that show the negative psychological aspects that can follow an abortion as well as potential health risks. Iím going to try my best to stay away from totally Christian opinions, as those are simply opinions. However, it will be difficult to eliminate religious sources, as those who are pro-life are Christians for the most part. I also plan to share information about Roe vs. Wade, the famous case that made abortion legal, as well as describe the exact medical procedure that abortion is. In addition, I plan to tell some background, probably in the pro-choice side, about the risky operations that women had performed, or performed on themselves, during the time that abortion was illegal. I feel that the greatest challenges of this paper will lie in getting good pro-life information that is not just biblically based. While faith does play an important role in why people are against abortion, Iíd prefer for my sources on both sides to be from a scientific stance. Another challenging aspect of the paper will most likely be getting enough information to make both sides even and presenting the information that I accumulate in a matter-of-fact, and non-biased manner.

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