Annotated Bibliography Essay

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Annotated Bibliography

“Abortion: When Does Human Life Begin?” Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag. Issues & Controversies. Facts on File News Services, 22 Aug. 2005. Web. 27 Mar 2014.

In summarization of "Abortion: When Does Human Life Begin?”, pro-choice and pro-life advocates both have completely different viewpoints concerning when a human life is considered just that, a human life. Pro-choice advocates tend to believe that the fetus is not considered alive until it can survive on its own, outside of the mother’s womb. Pro-life advocates believe that life begins at the time a sperm fertilizes an egg, also known as conception.

This article is full of unbiased informative because it gives a clear understanding of both
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Ertelt, Steven. "Mayo Clinic Doctor Admits Abortions Hurt Women, Cause Premature Births." LifeNews.com. N.p. 20 Aug. 2009. Web. 8 Oct. 2012.

In summarization of “Mayo Clinic Doctor Admits Abortions Hurt Women, Causes Premature Births”, speaks about a doctor by the name of Roger W. Harms finding about how abortions can cause premature births in pregnancies that follow the procedure. Dr. Harm states that, due to the vacuum, spoon, or other instruments used during the surgical procedure of removing the fetus, the cervix and uterus are often damaged. Due to a damaged cervix, premature births are more likely. (“Mayo Clinic Doctor Admits Abortions Hurt Women, Causes Premature Births”) The point is to prove that women aren’t only harming the babies they choose to abort, but also the babies they may wish to have in the future.

This article is clearly biased against abortions. The main topic of this article was to show the consequences women could encounter when choosing to have an abortion. This article is reliable source of information considering the studies were conducted by a well-respected physician.

The information in this article seems to be credible and reliable. It is also extremely useful for my research paper. I plan to reference this article when I want to discuss the aftermath of an abortion and how

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