The topic of abortion has sparked lots of arguments in the 21st century. However, it is unreligious to willingly terminate the life of an innocent unborn baby. All children should be wanted and born into homes that are ready to care for them economically and emotionally and love them too.
In the argument, I was so composed and at the same time saddened by those who were supporting abortion. I did not hesitate to inform them that all babies are special and that a woman could abort a fetus that could have been a great president or economist like me if only it was given the chance to live. I intentionally use this etho to bring them back into their senses and make them reconsider their stand. They were arguing that the fetus is not human yet as it cannot survive outside the uterus. To counter this, I had to use a logo. Since life begins after conception, a fetus is a human being and abortion is equal to murder (Williams, 82). If the mother unable to take care of the baby, the best alternative is to avoid pregnancy or take the baby to a childcare center months after delivery (Williams, 56). Haphazardly, they stood for the idea that a woman should be free to use her body as she wishes. I countered this by giving them time to think where they would be today if they were aborted and the punishment that is awaiting anyone who has aborted.
In the argument, the rhetorical appeals were applied even without prior intention to do so. If I had time to collect statistical facts bout the topic and other concrete facts regarding the topic, I would have been in a better position to convince them and change their stand (Killingsworth, 91). In future facial expression should also be integrated into the argument.
Killingsworth, M J. Appeals in Modern Rhetoric: An Ordinary-Language Approach. Carbondale, Ill: Southern Illinois University Press, 2005. Print.
Williams, Mary E. Abortion. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007. Print.