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  • Topic: Roe v. Wade, Abortion in the United States, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
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Abortion, the last 25 years

I. Introduction

1. Abortion is one of the most controversial and important subjects of this generation

A. 1 in 4 of our generation is not living because they were killed before they were born (Statistics)

B. There are even voting blocks that vote purely according to the abortion issue

2. Abortion has affected many people

A. Most people know others who have had abortions

B. 1 out of every 6 women have had abortions (Source)

II. Body

1. History

A. Origin of abortion

B. Origin of Planned Parenthood

1. Margaret Sanger

C. Court battles that brought legalized abortion about.

1. Roe v. Wade

2. Doe v. Bolton

2. Present day place of abortion

A. Public perception

1. Polls place opinions at 50-50

2. Most Americans want abortion illegal for exceptions such as rape and incest

a. Most abortions are not for rape and incest. (Source) (Article)

b. These exceptions were included in the bans on partial birth abortion proposed by Congress (Source)

B. Battles in the Court and Legislature

1. Recent legislative battles

a. Partial birth abortion ban (Sources)

b. Human life amendment (Sources)

2. Recent court battles (Sources)

C. The abortion industry is very profitable

1. Planned Parenthood Monetary Benefits

3. Future of Abortion

A. Abortion pills - not industry

1. RU-486 (reference)

2. Others (reference)

B. Court not changing

1. Recent rulings show lack of change (reference)

2. Court justices not changing

C. People are changing very little in opinions

1. Over the last 25 years opinions have been very static

2. Opinions are no longer extreme but are merely personal (such as, "I would never do it but who am I to tell someone else not too?")

III. Summary

1. Abortion is a controversial subject

2. Abortion has affected nearly everyone

A. People personally know someone who has participated in an...
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