Persuasive Speech on Abortion Essay

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Persuasive Speech on Abortion


Persuasive Speech


April 23, 2002


Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that abortions are wrong and immoral


Central Idea: By educating people on all the facts about abortion and maybe people will see the injustice of abortions.


Introduction:


A. "In the past two hundred years, over one million Americans have died for their country.
Monuments have been built and speeches have been delivered, honoring these American
heroes. America is now engaged in a war where there are no heroes, no monuments or
awards-only victims. Our society has declared war on its most helpless members-our unborn
children. Since that war was declared on January 22, 1973 there have been over 35 million
deaths." (www.Abortionfacts.com)



B. Abortion is one of the most controversial and important subjects of this generation.


C. I surveyed 22 people and from all of them only 7 were against abortion, 12 were for abortion, and 3 were undecided.


D. Today, I will be discussing with you this controversial subject of abortion. My goal
today is to hopefully persuade my audience that abortion is wrong and immoral. I will do
this by putting forth some questions regarding abortion and answer them as well. I will
also tell you some of the hidden risk factors of abortion and what YOU can do to put an
end to abortion.



Body:


I believe many of you guys are unsure were you stand on the subject of abortion because
there are so many questions to be answered before one can make this decision. So for you
to understand better about what abortion is, I went to a website that posed many of
questions one might have about abortion. I will also give you some statistics on abortion
and the complications of abortions as well.



Questions and Answers:


1. When does the unborn baby’s heart begin to beat?


The heart beats begins between the 18th and 25th day.


2. When does the brain begin to function?


Electrical brain waves have been recorded as early as 40 days.


3. How early can a baby survive outside the mother’s womb?


Currently 20 weeks is considered the accepted minimum. However, this time will be reduced
as medical technology continues to improve.



These are just some of the questions I have chosen to inform you about but there are many
more questions that are just as shocking as these are. If you wish to know more about
abortion you can visit www.abortionfacts.com



Regarding the complications and the aftermath for women that chose to have an abortion
here are some statistics and examples of what kinds of complication women may go through
during and/or after having an abortion.



1. The National statistics on abortion show that 10% of women undergoing induced abortion
suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (20%) were considered major.
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