ShaKela LaSha Holloway
Topic: Is a “One Child” policy violating basic human rights? Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that the “One Child” policy is violating basic human rights. Type of Persuasive Speech: Policy
Organizational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
Attention: In China, this policy is very common. A common situation is where a woman is pregnant with her second child. An example of the harsh population control is the case of one woman pregnant with her second child. The police found and arrested her. The woman was forced to attend a local family planning center, where she was injects with rivanol, which is an abortion drug. This drug is suppose to allow the baby to be born died. Well this drug wasn’t effective, and the baby was born alive. A doctor by the name of Yin Wong was called to terminate that life but she refused to. The doctor was to inject twenty milliliters of iodine or alcohol in the soft spot on the infant’s head, allowing the baby to die within five minutes. When the baby was found to still be alive, they demanded her to kill the baby immediately, but again, she refused. Doctor Yin Wong was taken to a mountain region of China, where she was left to die. Luckily, she escaped from china. II.
Now that I have gave you a little background story, let’s begin with why this is a problem.
The problem is those women are being denied the right to have a second child, by making them undergo different types of lethal procedure. A.
Because of this policy, women have to go through: abortions, jail time, labor camps. B.
If the woman somehow does get by and have a baby and it is a girl, they usually abandon the girl leaving her to die on the streets. a.
Statistics: according to a news article written in 2001 on news.bbc.co.uk, every year, perhaps a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned. b.
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