Abortion Controversy Essay

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The Abortion Controversy
Introduction to Communications
Persuasive Speech

There is a lot of controversy over abortion. Is it okay or not? This is the biggest question that seems to get people in a real tailspin. Each side of this controversy believes that they are absolutely correct, and a lot of people believe their point to be so correct that they will stop at nothing to make sure others follow their beliefs, even if that means going against their wishes.
Recent statistics showed that approximately 1,370,000 abortions are performed annually in the U.S., and of those 88% are performed during the first 6 to 12 weeks of the pregnancy. According to the Alan Guttmacher ...view middle of the document...

There is also great controversy on the types or procedures for the abortions that are performed. One of the controversies is over the “abortion pill” called RU-486. The reason for the controversy over this pill is because some of the side effects are hemorrhaging and infection, so they have been trying to get the FDA to pull this drug off the market, but as today this still had not happened. Another controversy is the partial birth abortion, which is a gruesome procedures that has the physician deliver the baby up until only the head remains in the womb and then punctures the back of the skull and removes the brain before completing the delivery. Many pro-life individuals have wanted to get this type of abortion outlawed because of the violent manner that goes into this abortion. But this abortion is only allowed in the first trimester of a woman’s pregnancy, and since most women that have this done is due to birth defects and most women don’t have their ultrasound done until 18-20 weeks into the pregnancy, that is what limits this procedure from being performed.
Some women will experience Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS), which is a wide range of symptoms that are intimately related to a previous abortion experience. Symptoms that women my experience with PAS are guilt, regret, remorse, shame lowered self-esteem, insomnia, dreams and nightmares, re-experiencing the abortion, flash backs, hostility, and even hatred, toward men. Other symptoms that women may experience are crying, despair, and may be come sexually dysfunctional. Women need to work through these symptoms on their own and learn to forgive themselves for their actions. Women may need to see a professional to work through these emotions and thinking, but when you can talk about the whole experience, you will find it easier to deal with the emotions...

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