DEBATE: FOR OR AGAINST ABORTION
Though the points that can be made in opposition to and in support of abortion are many, here are ten that represent a range of topics as seen from both sides butthey have all be jumbled. Classify them
1 Pro-Life :___________________________________________________________
Argumentscontradicting each other: _______________________________________________
Circle the arguments you support then sum up your opinion
A. Taxpayer dollars are used to enable poor women toaccess the same medical services as rich women, and abortion is one of these services. Funding abortion is no different from funding a war in the Mideast. For those who are opposed, the place toexpress outrage is in the voting booth.
B. The ability of a woman to have control of her body is critical to civil rights. Take away her reproductive choice and you step onto a slippery slope. Ifthe government can force a woman to continue a pregnancy, what about forcing a woman to use contraception or undergo sterilization?
C. No civilized society permits one human tointentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different.
D. Adoption is a viable alternative to abortion and accomplishes the same result. And with 1.5million American families wanting to adopt a child, there is no such thing as an unwanted child.
E. Like any other difficult situation, abortion creates stress. Yet the American PsychologicalAssociation found that stress was greatest prior to an abortion, and that there was no evidence of post-abortion syndrome.
F. Teenagers who become mothers have grim prospects for thefuture. They are much more likely to leave of school; receive inadequate prenatal care; rely on public assistance to raise a child; develop health problems; or end up divorced.
G. In the...
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