Abortion : The Anti Abortion Fallacy Essay

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Abortion - a debate where two sides make harsh accusations; that one is anti-choice, and that the other is anti-life. It is an argument that dares to ask what gives something the right to life?

The first article I will be exploring is one that supports the pro-choice argument, titled, “The Anti-Abortion Fallacy”. The composer, Peter Singer, argues the belief that anti-abortion laws make women across the globe suffer. He demonstrates how living women can be endangered by the facts he presents throughout his argument, an example being, “Although a majority of countries in Africa and Latin America have laws prohibiting abortion in most circumstances, official bans do not prevent high abortion rates.
In Africa, there are 29 abortions per 1,000 women, and 32 per 1,000 in Latin America..... [whereas in] Western Europe, where abortion is generally permitted in most circumstances, is 12..... unsafe abortions lead to the death of 47,000 women every year, with almost all of these deaths occurring in developing countries. A further five million women are injured each year, sometimes permanently.
“Restricting access to legal abortion leads many poor women to seek abortion from unsafe providers. The legalization of abortion on request in South Africa in 1998 saw abortion-related deaths drop by 91%.” where the composer presents chunks of statistical facts to appeal to the responder 's sense of logic. He states how lowered death rate comes with a lift on the abortion ban, and these…

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