Rhetorical Analysis

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The Rise of DIY Abortions is an article adressing the issue of a young girl named Jennie Linn McCormack who at 14, got pregnant for the first time and had many kids after that. The last time she got pregnant, Jennie took abortifacient drugs she bought online and after delivering the dead fetus the next morning. She then decided to hide the aborted fetus under her bed. She then faced felony charges and her case could change the course of abortion law in America as it is known of today. The author uses rhetorical strategies of pathos, logos, and ethos to help argue on why abortions should be illegal or not.
The author opens the article with mainly pathos paragraphs by trying to get the ...view middle of the document...

Doctors tell you what is wrong with you for a living which makes them liable resources. Then the article goes into how Jennie gave birth to and kept a 5 month in process fetus which uses goes into pathos, the emotional appeal, referring to the fact that the situation is horrible and makes you want feel somewhat rage toward the Jennie.
Next, the author persuades by the use of reasoning, in other words logos. She begins to discuss the harmful effects of abortion medications and how wrong they are. She may be stating many opinions, but they are all form a logical state of mind. Anyways, then the author goes straight to the point by reasoning the facts on why abortions are illegal in the first place. A statement from a pro-life activist says, “If abortion were to become illegal, the doctor, not the woman, would be arrested, with the woman considered a second victim or material witness.” Logos is also being used in this article by suggesting that only the doctor should be arrested rather than the women who should be since she provoked it and made the decision to let it happen. Many useful statements were used here in this article.
In the next part of the article Calhoun, (the author) talks about what happens after Jennie gets arrested for the aborted situation and mainly the case. After the decision, McCormack...

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