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Keona Miller
Re: 4/13 Discussion
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:40am
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My topic of choice for the issue paper assignment is abortion. I decided that abortion was the easiest to do because there were two distinct views and there has been controversy about the topic in the past. Some debate still exists even now.
The two opposing sides to the argument are Pro-Life and Pro-Choice. Pro-Life supporters believe that abortion is wrong in any situation. Abortion to them is a serious crime. Murder is murder no matter the stage of life. This view is usually more religion based in the opinions and logic used. Pro-Life supporters believe that the individual has the right to make the choice of what they want to do. If abortion is the choice that they make then they have the right to do so with no consequences. Each individualís situation and reason for their choices are taken in to account with pro-choice supporters. Each case is different. Pro-Life feels that it is just wrong unless the individual is in a serious life threatening situation. Pro- Life supporters also advocate for other options like adoption after the child is born. Pro-Choice is usually politically based and economical view which is why they usual oppose the pro-life views.
My greatest challenges for this assignment will be not sounding bias and making it long enough. Since this is an issue paper and not a debate or persuasive paper there should be no bias. The best way to make that happen is to balance out the information and facts given for each view. They should be equal for the most part and not just one view sounding really good and the other horrible. I have to also make sure that both are supported with facts and statistics. It could still seem bias if one view is more scientifically supported than the other. My biggest problem this year has been making everything meet length requirements. I have to work on my elaboration of details and supporting facts. Iíve always been a straight to the point person and it is truly a challenge to expand on what I am talking about. Especially when I feel like I donít want to seem like I am starting to ramble. If I keep all the tips from class I should do better this time.

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