Analysis Of Who Should You Listen To On Abortion By Renee Bracey Sherman

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Abortion is a troubling issue with multiple perceptions and ideas that are due to religious views or personal beliefs which can lead people to develop irrational assumptions. This, in turn, makes it hard for them to understand the opposing views of this issue. In “Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who’ve Had Them,” Renee Bracey Sherman attempts to persuade her readers towards the views of pro-choice by sharing personal experiences, shaming opposing views, and by appealing to emotions. However, she comes off as biased as the article continues and does not take the other side’s point of view into consideration. These faults in her writing may lead readers to have a pro-choice perspective without a crucial understanding of what abortion …show more content…
She later argues that when the Vice President, Mike Pence, was the governor of Indiana, he used his position to control women by requiring them to have ultra sounds before the procedure and to have a funeral service for the baby if the women decided to go through with the abortion. Sherman may have a point when she refers to these actions as “obsessive” and “controlling,” but perhaps she is failing to realize that these mandated actions could allow the mother to see the different options she has. For instance, seeing the possibilities of life and wanting to raise the child on her own, or maybe finding a good family that could adopt the baby. It is clear that Sherman believes that politicians are depriving women of their right to choose, but from a pro-life point of view, they could be showing the mothers alternatives to the situation that could potentially save a …show more content…
In a column titled “Why I March for Life” by Deanna Wallace, Wallace shares the story of three children who were placed in the foster care system due to unfit parents. She continues these stories with where the children each ended up; a married woman with a child, a caring man with a good job, and lastly, an attorney fighting for the protection of unwanted children who also happened to write this column. Wallace uses the experiences of her and her siblings to show, not only why she is pro-life, but that so many good things can come from deciding to not have abortions. This helps the readers see that every unborn child has the potential to be something great and should not be wasted due to fear of being unable to support the child or even of the adoption

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