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Amanda Slauzis
4/12 discussion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:47pm
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The topic I have chosen for my issue paper is abortion. Itís not a very original topic but itís something that is a big issue in todayís society. The two opposing sidesí viewpoints are the ones for abortion, pro-choice, and the ones against abortion, pro-life. Pro-life main points are saying that it is murder to abort an unborn child, saying that the parents could have the child and adopt the baby out, having an abortion can cause many medical complications for future pregnancies, and that abortion should not be used as a form of contraception. Of course the Pro-choice main points are the complete opposite. They say that aborting the baby in the first trimester isnít a big deal because the baby isnít seen as a separate entity, they say that adoption isnít a choice for most parents, that abortion is completely safe in all aspects, abortion isnít being used as a contraceptive, but pregnancy does occur while on contraception. They also say that without abortion teen moms are more likely to leave school and have many more problems. Pro-life also says that aborting a baby can cause major depression problems, of course Pro-choice says that depression and stress occur prior to the abortion and not because of it. Those are some of the main points that are made between the two sides. The issue paper would primarily impact pregnant teens who are possibly thinking about getting an abortion. It can also impact anyone who feels strongly about either side, but more so the pregnant woman who weren't expecting to have a child and feel overwhelmed with the idea of having a baby. I feel like this paper will be about as tough as the first paper we had to do. But luckily enough the library has plenty of books on the certain topic to help me along the way. Hopefully I will make a decent grade on this assignment as I have with the others in this class. It will be difficult not to be biased with this topic. I donít think abortion is okay, it is under certain circumstances not just because someone feels like it. But I know I canít put in my own opinion on the subject, that way itíll stay even for both sides.

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