Need help with my writing homework on Abortion and the Rule of Law. Write a 4500 word paper answering; To bring forth the intensity of emotions aroused by the contentious issue of abortion and some semblance of objectivity, viewpoints of a male and female author have been considered. The female is a staunch anti-abortionist, and the male an ‘enlightened’ believer in freedom of choice. In the interest of simplification, the adherents of divergent viewpoints have been placed in two categories, namely, pro and anti-abortionists.
In an article titled, “Abortion rights are pro-life,” Dr. Leonard Peikoff3 takes an aggressive stance, and wonders why the pro-abortion rights forces are on the defensive. He willingly provides the answer: because nobody is any longer defending the right to abortion on moral grounds. He exhorts the pro-abortionists not to be apologetic and fight tooth and nail. He believes that “the embryo is clearly pre-human. only the mystical notions of religious dogma treat this clump of cells as constituting a person,” and “is not an independently existing, biologically formed organism, let alone a person.”
Diane S. Dew, a mother, and an anti-abortionist campaigner, in an article titled, “Its a child, not a choice,” argues that society’s penchant for the defense of rights of individual smacks of the diabolical and pro-abortionists have blown it out of proportion. She contends that the pro-abortion lobby is backed by vested interests, notably, doctors, for whom “abortion is big business.”
Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, our nation has lost an entire generation to abortion. We .are beginning to see some of the effects of that diabolical decision, as universities nationwide find themselves strapped for students.