Claims to Credibility in the Abortion Battle


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Essay #: 059545
Total text length is 328,295 characters (approximately 226.4 pages).

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Claims to credibility in the abortion battle: which side offers sources that are more credible?
This paper looks at the contentious debate surrounding the abortion issue in the United States. The paper explores the degree of credibility that can be found in various (4), sometimes competing, primary source documents (all accessible on the internet) and will answer the following key questions: is the knowledge claim of the source in question based on peer-reviewed science? Is the knowledge-claim accompanied by a respectful recognition of countervailing evidence? And who is disseminating the knowledge claim in question? When all is said and done, three of the four sources plainly appeal to the emotions of the viewer; only one also refers to...
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.....onal data indicates that
teen birthrates have been falling because teens
are abstaining from sex, not because they’re
using more condoms, a group of doctors say in a
study released on Feb. 10.” This conclusion
refutes efforts by federal agencies and advocacy
groups to attribute the birthrate declines to contraceptive
use, said the Consortium of State
Physicians Resource Councils (PRC), which represents
2,000 health care professionals. C. Wetzstein,
“Drop in teen birthrates attributed to abstinence,” The Washington Times,
Feb. 15, 1999. As cited by: “New Condom Marketing Targets Teens at
“High Risk” for STD’s,” LifeSite, January 8, 2004.
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