Choice.

Guest Post by Cameron.

Seeing that we are talking about persuasive writing, I set out to find a pice that might help up us.

This is only an extract of what I found, if you’re interested to read the rest of the piece visit the link;

http://m.youthvoices.net/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fyouthvoices.net%2Fdiscussion%2Fpersuasive-essay-abortion&utm_referrer=#2648

Abortion: Why it’s Wrong

How would you feel if someone took away your ability to live? Imagine not having any say in whether or not you want to have a life. Well babies don’t have a choice in their mother’s womb. If a woman decides to abort her baby, they can’t do anything about their life being taken away from them. Their whole future is demolished. I believe abortion is wrong when committing it for a selfish reason.

One reason why abortion is wrong is because there are many other safer solutions. In the article, Why Do More People Choose Abortion Over Adoption?, Kristi Burton Brown stated: “In the USA, there are approximately two million infertile couples waiting to adopt, many times regardless of the child’s medical problems such as Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, HIV infection or terminally ill. Dr. Brad Imler, President of America’s Pregnancy Helpline, confirms the challenge of waiting couples by stating: Only 1% of the Helpline’s annual 40,000 clients inquires about adoption.” Putting him/her up for adoption will give them a better chance at a happier life rather than abortion. The solution for a baby should not be death. If it was for a selfish solution, you’re sacrificing a life many other families would love to raise as their own.

Another reason why I don’t support abortion is because it can harm the mother as well. You are highly risking the mother’s life and affecting her. Not only does it have an effect on the USA but, it affects other countries as well like Spain. According to psychiatrist and member of the Right to Life Committee, Carmen Gómez-Lavín states that: “Sixty five percent of women who abort suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome after undergoing the procedure.” Many women are regretting that choice around the world making it a controversial issue. Abortion can also result into not being able to get pregnant in the future, many sickness’ and even death. Abortion affects both victims in dangerous and physical ways.

In the comments below state some strategies you notice this writer uses to persuade the reader. Also, how affective were these strategies? Were you persuaded or not?

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6 Comments

  1. This extract is quite engaging because they address the audience directly,”How would you feel?”. Plus they put you in the feet of the unborn to try and get you to sympathize with it,e.g”Imagine not having any say in whether or not you want to have a life.”

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  2. This extract uses very effective persuasion devices such as stating the argument; anti-abortion and justifying why it is wrong. The writer has also used statistics, scientific(biology and psychology) terms and has researched on the topic, with their reference to medical experts and institutions. This makes the article very convincing to the person thinking of aborting her baby. Although I don’t condemn women who abort, I personally would not do it unless it was a medical issue and this article has helped me cement my beliefs.

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