Abortion Rights Pro Life Vs Pro Choice English 110 Compare And Contrast

1141 words - 5 pages

Amanda D’Agostino
Assignment #5: Evaluating, Comparing & Contrasting Two Readings
ENG 110 College English 1
Section #.08
October 30, 2018
  In today's society there are many topics that are carefully thought to be controversial. However, possibly no coexistent issue causes more controversy than abortion. A person can hardly read a newspaper, turn on the television, or even have a conversation with a friend without the topic coming up one way or another. With an issue like abortion, there is a difficulty in determining if it is right or wrong. The subject causes violent outbreaks, loss of friends, and much debate. The two sides are very different. You are either very “pro-choice”, feeling that a woman has the right to choose or “pro-life”, believing abortion is murder. In the article entitled “Why I am Pro-Life”, Thomas L. Friedman expresses his reasoning behind why he is pro-life. In the other article entitled “Pro-Choice as an Act of Love”, Megan Padilla shares her personal story as to why she is Pro-Choice.
Have you ever thought what it would be like to be in the shoes of a teenage girl who accidentally got pregnant? Or a rape victim? Or even an adult who just wasn't ready for a kid yet? These people, plus many more in other circumstances, are put in a very difficult position. But then again, put yourself in the position of an 8-week-old embryo, growing in its mother's womb. At 8 weeks after conception, this baby has a heartbeat and working organs. It even has fingerprints. Now, this is where the question of beliefs and morals come in to play.
Thomas L Friedman believes “Pro-life” can mean only one thing: “respect for the sanctity of life.” And there is no way that respect for the sanctity of life can mean we are obligated to protect every fertilized egg in a woman’s body, no matter how that egg got fertilized, but we are not obligated to protect every living person from being shot with a concealed automatic weapon”
Friedman takes the term “pro-life” and gives it more of a definition and meaning. He believes that you don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and be against common-sense gun control — like banning public access to the kind of semiautomatic assault rifle, designed for warfare.
Friedman discusses his views on “legitimate rape”. In his opinion, he has no respect for someone who relies voodoo science to declare that a woman’s body can distinguish a “legitimate” rape, but then declares — when 99 percent of all climate scientists conclude that climate change poses a danger to the sanctity of all life on the planet — that global warming is just a hoax. Pro-life can only mean respect for the sanctity of life. Overall Friedman believes that everyone should have respect for all life. Respect for life has to include respect for how that life is lived, enhanced and protected — not only at the moment of conception but afterward, in the course of that life
On the contrary Megan Padilla has a different view of the hot topic. She explains her...

Other Essays On Abortion rights Pro life vs Pro choice - English 110 - Compare and Contrast

abortion pro and cons and why people should get one - cross - essay

751 words - 4 pages body, not painful to the fetus, and abortion when legal is safer.   First Supporting Claim: · Women's right to make decisions about her own body. 1. Pro-choice believers support the right to privacy and the idea women should have the choice to do what she pleases with her own body. As an example; a woman is raped by a man and becomes pregnant with his child. She decides she doesn’t want to keep the baby; she has an abortion because the idea of

Romeo & Juliet Compare and Contrast - English - Essay

579 words - 3 pages Karina Martinez 03/01/2018 Compare and Contrast Essay The well known story called Romeo and Juliet created by William Shakespeare, is about two young tennagers that fall in love but neither of their families want them together because, they are both rivals. Romeo came from a family named the Montagues and Juliet came from a family named the Capulets. Throughout the story Shakespeare creatively describes the love they have towards each other

Research essay over gun control/pro-gun rights - AP Language and Composition - Research paper

2036 words - 9 pages age, supporting my second amendment has become very important to me. This year, I decided to join the NRA to advocate for gun rights. Family members of mine are also members of the NRA. I have grown up with people that have supported guns, and I want to do the same. In a world where things happen in an instance and you never know when your life could be in danger, a firearm provides me with a sense of security. The rights to possess guns has

Compare and Contrast Essay (Jack/Lady Macbeth) - English - Essay

620 words - 3 pages Compare and Contrast Essay Edmund Burke once said, “Ambition can creep as well as soar.” This quote aptly captures both Jack and Lady Macbeth’s application of ambition. The allure of influence and power is so great that it corrupts their logical ways of thinking, ultimately leading them to disaster. If Jack and Lady Macbeth were to compare with each other, then both primarily represent the “id” side of human condition but at the same time they

compare and contrast the crucibles - English 3 AP - essay

449 words - 2 pages , clothing, and shelter. · New England Colonies-of British America included Connecticut colony, colony of Rhode island and providence plantations, Massachusetts bay colony, and the province of New Hampshire, as well as a few smaller short-lived colonies. · Puritans-a member of group of English Protestants of the late 16th and 17th centuries who regarded the reformation of church of England under Elizabeth as incomplete and sought to simplify and

Sherlock Holmes on Social Class - English 2020 - Compare and Contrast

1397 words - 6 pages Victoria Luangrath Professor McCluskey English 2020 20 September 2018 Social Class in Sherlock Holmes Sir Author Conan Doyle was well renowned for his detective series which shocked readers with pressing matters on the issues of the social classes during the Victorian era. Social class in the Victorian era played a significant part to how men and women were supposed to behave based on which class they were in. In England, there was a growing

Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James - english 101 - Compare and contrast

1298 words - 6 pages Jake Ordakowski Mrs. Balaban English October 20th, 2018 Greatest of All Time LeBron James and Michael Jordan are two of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. They share many similarities, but are also vastly different. Jordan was a better scorer, averaging more points per game than James. James was better at rebounding, as he averaged more rebounds than Jordan. James averages more assists than Jordan because he is a pass-first player

Is the movie "Sully" accurate compared to the true story? - 10th grade English - compare and contrast

971 words - 4 pages 1 Nawaz Eman Nawaz English 10B January 16th, 2018 “Sully”: Based on A True Story On January 15th, 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River due to a flock of geese that damaged both of the engines on the flight. Everyone evacuated the sinking plane with their life jackets on, jumping onto life rafts and even ferry boats that cruised on the freezing waters of the Hudson River. Due to his

The Merchant of Venice Essay Compare and Contrast - English class - Essay

1147 words - 5 pages Chiu 1 Henry Chiu Mr. Campbell English 9 27 March 2019 Anti- Discrimination An in-depth look at William Shakespeare -The Merchant of Venice Most people have a brief understanding of who Shakespeare is, a remarkable and neat stylish writer with strong, realistic pieces. Accordingly, he presented some different aspects of the original Tudor period, while reflecting the existence of what seems like a totally different world. When comparing his

A time to kill and to kill a mockingbird - Holy Cross/ English 10 - compare and contrast essay

1051 words - 5 pages Gina Le Ms. Maliszewski English 10 Block D 22 May 2018 A Time to Kill and To Kill A Mockingbird Compare and Contrast Essay During the 1900’s, discrimination and prejudice spreaded throughout the United States. A great example of this would be Harper Lee’s Novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, and Joel Schumacher’s film, “A Time To Kill”. The novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee, and the film directed by Joel Schumacher, “A Time To Kill

EA 2.1 Writing a compare/ contrast essay - Kailua intermediate/ English - Essay

620 words - 3 pages Justice. In conclusion EA 2.1 Compare/Contrast Rubric Rubric Categories Exemplary, 4 Proficient, 3 Emerging, 2 Incomplete, 1 Ideas 1 maintains a focused thesis in response to one of the prompts responds to one of the prompts with a clear thesis has an unclear or unrelated thesis The essay has no obvious thesis Ideas2 develops ideas thoroughly with relevant supporting details, facts, and evidence develops ideas adequately with supporting details, facts

Similar Papers

Abortion: Pro Choice Or Pro Life? Social Justice 12 Essay

787 words - 4 pages right to a chance at life. The decision between pro-life and pro-choice will continue to be debated, probably for the rest of time. Without safe, legal abortions women can make drastic decisions and seek out other options, or the child could be brought up in an atmosphere where they are unwanted. On the other hand, abortion takes away the opportunity of a new life, and could scar the mother for a long period of time, or could lead to mental issues

"Pro Choice Vs Pro Life" An Essay On For Pro Choice

607 words - 3 pages Pro-Choice vs. Pro-LifeAbortion is unethical and immoral. These are the thoughts of many Americans in our society. If a woman gets pregnant than she should have to deal with her "problem." However there are many circumstances that arise that could make that a difficult and sometimes impossible decision. Instead of every woman that becomes pregnant having no say in whether they have their child, there should be an age limit set. The legal age of

Pro Life And Religious Views Of Abortion

498 words - 2 pages Pro-life and Religious Views of AbortionThere have been many different views of abortion over the centuries in the various religious beliefs. As early as 380 AD, Christian leaders have condemned abortion. Abortion was only allowed when performed in the early stages of pregnancy. Abortion was damned however if the fetus had taken on the shape of human form and considered to have a spirit. In 1869 Pope Pius IX created a distinction between what

Abortion Pro Life Point Of View Essay

1693 words - 7 pages traceable (Whitney 89). Abortion goes as far back in time as humans. Just because abortion doesn't show up in history books or historical records, it doesn't mean that it didn't exist. "That concern forms the foundation of civilized peoples, and pro-choice advocates today, who share that concern." These people must acknowledge that the pro-life opposition is rooted in it (Rosenblatt 93).As we already know, abortion is one of the most debatable issues