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Ian Bartholomew
Issue Paper Discussion
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:44pm
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I still have not decided on a topic for my issue paper but if I canít find anything that interests me I will probably just write about abortion. I just donít want to write about it because I am sure you will have like thirty papers on abortion. It would be one of the easier topics to research so that might be one reason why I choose to write about it. People that are for abortion argue that it is a womanís right to do whatever she wants with her body and sometimes abortion is necessary to help save the womanís life. People who are against abortion argue that it is not about the womanís life but about the childís life that she would be ending. Both sides of the argument have valid arguments. Some women that have been raped may want to abort the child because of psychological problems it could cause. Women may want an abortion if giving birth to the child will harm the mother or if the child will be born extremely unhealthy. People that for pro-choice argue that it is the womanís right to choose what she wants to do with her body. People that are pro-life argue this as well but they believe that it was also the womanís choice to get pregnant and not use any form of birth control or abstinence. They argue that as soon as the child is conceived that it is a human being. Killing the fetus is the same as murder to them. I think I will have difficulty stating both sides in an unbiased manner just because I agree with one side more than the other but I will try my best to be as unbiased as possible. I think this paper primarily impacts either expecting a child and are trying to decide if an abortion is the right choice or it could be for people who are trying to take a side on the debate. It could also be used by people who are trying to protest for or against abortion or if they are trying to convince a law maker to pass laws regarding abortion.

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