Topic: Should abortion be legal or illegal in the United States?
Claim: Many people on the pro-life side argue that abortion should not be legal in the United States because it is murder, and there are many other options if you don’t think you are able to take care of a child.
Should Abortion Be Legal? Abortion Procon Website. https://abortion.procon.org. N.D.
This website gives reasons for both of the sides in this debate, and it stated that the 14th amendment says depriving “any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” This website talks about the pros and cons of abortion, which I feel could help with our arguments. It uses many examples from different points of view, like morality, government, and legality. There aren’t many limitations with this source, because they are not very biased (given that they have both sides) and they use many sources. We feel that this website can help strengthen our arguments because it talks about both the legality and the morality of abortion and the pro-life side.
Alcorn, Randy. 39 Major Pro-Choice Arguments and Their Refutations. Eternal Perspective Ministries. http://www.epm.org/resources/2010/Feb/18/39-major-prochoice-arguments-and-their-refutations/. Feb. 18, 2010.
On this website, the author is listing pro-choice arguments and explaining how prolifers can refute them. This article is an excerpt from a book written by Randy Alcorn. He is arguing that the pro-life side is correct. To support this argument, he has many examples of things the pro-choice side has argued, and how it is possible to refute them. This source has some limitations- bias and lack of other sources. However, these can be overlooked, given that the author is a published writer. In our debate, we will use the different arguments in this article to refute the other side and make ours stronger. This will be a good source to allow us to see what the other side could potentially argue, and how we could possibly refute it.
The Prolife Argument. The University of Colorado Boulder. https://www.colorado.edu/studentgroups/studentsforlife/argument.html. N.D.
This website talks about the pro-life argument from an objective point of view. It is from the University of Colorado Boulder, which means it is probably reviewed and valid. The authors of this paper aren’t really making an “argument” so to speak, because it is objectively written. However, I think this can be useful. If it is objective, then it allows people to see the pro-life side without forcing it on them. The potential limitation is its objectivity. There are also very good things about this source. It is non-biased, it cites its information, and it is from an official university. The general ideas found in this article about the pro-life argument could be very useful in our presentation. We will be able to provide the audience with information about what we are arguing and why it is relevant.
Brind, Joel. Abortion- Breast Cancer Link [ABC link]: Review of Recent Evidence from Asia. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehpl/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=6&sid=5cf939e0-949a-486a-bfeb-08a628722636%40sessionmgr103. Sept. 1, 2017.
This source talks about the potential link between breast cancer and abortions. It states that women who have 1 or more abortions are 160% more likely to have breast cancer. This was recently proven in Asia, and although it is not the United States, it could be very prevalent here. This article was written by Joel Brind, a PHD. He is a qualified person to talk about this issue, because he has a PHD in issues like this. This source also cites its information, and it has many credible sources. It has many info graphics, data sets, and images that allow us to understand the information better. It is a peer-reviewed source, which makes it valid and relevant to the topic. This source has no limitations. Because the source talks about the link between breast cancer and abortions, it will be a good source to use in our presentation about why abortion is negative.
Stewart, Amelia. The Economics of Abortion. Adam Smith Institute. https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/the-economics-of-abortion. N.D.
This source talks about the link between economics and abortions. One of the main points that would be useful in our argument is “Since legalization, the overall birth rate fell by 5% in the US…”. This talks about how since abortion was legalized, birth rate has gone down, so our country isn’t as prominent with people. 5% might not seem like much, but when I did the math, it ended up to be 16, 205, 939 people. That’s a lot of people that could’ve helped in the future. One limitation of this source is its lack of other sources. It doesn’t have any other websites or articles cited. However, it has some strong suits. It isn’t very biased, and it has a lot of data to back up its points. I think that in our presentation, this website could be very useful in bringing up the economics of abortion, along with the legality and morality. I think that with this source, we have a lot of areas covered.