Comprehensive Argument Analysis

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|Source 1 Title and Citation: Rape Justifies Abortion | |Source Citation: | |Hernandez, Barbara. "Rape Justifies Abortion." Opposing Viewpoints: Abortion. Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. San Diego: | |Greenhaven Press, 1997. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Apollo Library-Univ of Phoenix. 11 Apr. 2010 | |. |

| | |The principal issue presented by this source is terminating pregnancy | |1 |Identify the principal issue presented by the |followed by a rape where it should be up to the woman due to the | | |source. |circumstances. | | | | | | | |Upon first reading it does not appear to be bias because she gives both | |2 |Identify any examples of bias presented by the |sides that she was once against abortion for any reason until she was a | | |author. If none exist, explain how you |victim of rape. The author explained her viewpoints on both sides; however,| | |determined this. |upon further analysis of the article the victim clearly states that she is | | | |for abortion. | | | | | | | |When Barbara Hernandez is arguing reasons why she chose to have the abortion| |3 |Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous.|Hernandez (1997) states “A way to save my life, my sanity” (Shocking News | | |If none exist, explain how you determined this.|para. 3). There were no supporting facts that her life was in danger and an| | | |abortion was needed to save her life. The article does not give any | | | |indication that the victim could not make a decision on her own yet | | | |Hernandez (1997) stated in the article “Finally a joint decision was made by| | | |the doctor, my parents and me and an abortion was performed” (Shocking News | | | |para. 3). | | | | | | | |No and the reason is the article was based on only her viewpoint and her | |4 |Do you find the source credible? Explain your |personal story. There was not scientific or medical data that supported her| | |reasoning. |reasoning for having an abortion or why abortion should be legal for all | | | |reasons. | | | | | | |...
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