English 10, Period 2
4 December 2014
Expository Essay Outline
I. Introduction (Abortion Is Not The Answer) a. Attention Grabber – Abortion is a debate that is raging in today’s society. Each opposing side believes that their choice is the correct one. b. Background Info – If one sees the constitutional infringement to a women by the restriction of abortion; the torment to the unwanted child; and the anguish society has to sustain, then this topic would not be so debatable. Too many people do not see the effect that abortions cause. c. Thesis – Abortion is murder, there are many other safer choices, and the aftereffects that affect the individual. II. Body Paragraph One (thesis sub-point number two) a. Topic Sentence – What gives people the right to kill a child? The fetus is an innocent human life whose only protection in the world is its mother's womb. The baby may no longer feel protected if its very own mother could have murdered it. b. Concrete Detail (CD) – In 1982, Ronald Reagan stated: "Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." (STAND FOR LIFE) c. Commentary (CM) – Therefore why does a tiny baby who can feel, breathe, and move be condemned to die without ever saying or doing anything wrong? d. Commentary (CM) – In the constitution, everyone is given the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Therefore why is it that a baby is not given these rights as well? e. Concrete Detail – "Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization (conception).” (Princeton University) f. CM – Life begins at the point of conception and not birth, birth is basically one stage in life for human development. g. CM – Everyone begin somewhere, nobody begins from “nothing”, similarly it begins at the moment a human being is biologically made. h. Concrete Detail – “If we intentionally end any stage of a human life in development, we are committing an act of murder, as it has been defined by our society from its humble beginnings.” (Dougherty, 2001) i. CM – Therefore if we end a child’s life while he or she is in the womb while still being developed, is it fair that abortion isn’t considered as murder. j. CM – Every humans is capable of normal growth and development the moment of conception, why is it that a mother can end a common life that hasn’t committed a single sin? k. Transition Sentence – Life is as real as death, as a result this human being does not get the chance to develop, mature, and be given the same rights as everyone else. There are even safer choices that mothers can chose rather than destroying the innocent child’s life. III. Body Paragraph Two (thesis sub-point number two) a. Topic Sentence – All mothers have to make choices in life, even women who decide to abort their own child. b. Concrete Detail (CD) – Women who are “facing an unplanned pregnancy can be very difficult and scary, and deciding what to do will be even harder.” (Adoption vs. Abortion vs. Parenting) c. Commentary (CM) – Therefore the mothers who have an unplanned pregnancy are faced with lots of stress, and maybe even denial, they will think of possible options for their pregnancy: parenting, adoption, or even abortion. There are also very understandable circumstances that a mother will abort their child, like being raped or is in a life threatening situation. (Adoption vs. Abortion vs. Parenting) d. Commentary (CM) – Women who are raped and choose to abort the baby can be highly understandable, therefore she would have to live her life seeing that child and...
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