Legal Abortion Can Be A Lifeline By Terry O Neill

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Abortion is an extremely discussed topic in our contemporary country with many different opinions and reasoning. “Legal Abortion Can Be a Lifeline” is an argumentative article written by President of the National Organization for Women, Terry O’Neill. The subject of this article is that O’Neill believes that abortion can be a “lifeline”, meaning it can actually save or better the lives of many couples and women alone. “Legal Abortion Can Be a Lifeline” was published by U.S. News & World Report LP on the website from the U.S News Debate Club on January 22, 2013. She claims that “legal abortion can be a lifeline,” and I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I agree that women should be able to decide when they want to have a baby and start a family because a child is a serious step and major responsibility in life. On the other hand, I still insist that legal abortion is considered murder because it is still claiming the life of a living human being. “Legal Abortion Can Be a Lifeline” is an article written by Terry O’Neill whose argument is that abortion should be legal. O’Neill supports her argument by describing what women, who did not want to continue pregnancy, did before the Supreme Court 's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide. She says that many women have died from …show more content…
The occasion and forum for writing affect the argument by affecting the style and tone the way the argument is being expressed. The argument about the legalization appeared on the website of U.S. News as a topic of debate for the debate club. Other concurrent pieces of “cultural conversation” this article responds to are the article “Should Abortion be Illegal” and many other articles written by debaters. The impact of this article has caused many other members of the debate club to put in their opinions and reasoning on the subject of

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