Abortion Controversy

The Abortion Controversy
Introduction to Communications
Persuasive Speech

There is a lot of controversy over abortion.   Is it okay or not?   This is the biggest question that seems to get people in a real tailspin.   Each side of this controversy believes that they are absolutely correct, and a lot of people believe their point to be so correct that they will stop at nothing to make sure others follow their beliefs, even if that means going against their wishes.  
Recent statistics showed that approximately 1,370,000 abortions are performed annually in the U.S., and of those 88% are performed during the first 6 to 12 weeks of the pregnancy.   According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, 43% of women will have had at least one abortion by the time they are 45 years old.   The abortion rate is highest for those women aged 18 to 19, despite that 90% of women who are at risk for unplanned pregnancies are using some type of contraception.  
There may be different reasons why a woman would consider an abortion.   Some of the reasons are birth defects, health reasons, wrong time, or financial reasons.   There are more reasons that women have an abortion, but that gives you some of the reasons.   Some people believe that it doesn’t matter what the reason is for the abortion it is still wrong and should not happen and should not be legal.  
Each side of this controversy has their own wording for everything to make it sound the way they want it to.   For example, for those that think abortion should be generally illegal typically use terms such as “unborn baby”.   While, those who think abortion should be generally legal typically use the word “fetus”.   The way you state your facts or beliefs can influence others in different ways.   Both sides are using people’s emotions to influence how they view abortion.   Maybe if they would give all of the facts and try to be honest on all aspects of abortion then people could make their own conclusion on how they view abortion....