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Pro-Life Debate

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My 8th grade debate presentation.
(Some of the slides don't make sense, because we talked it out during the presentation, so don't mind them.)
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Pro-Life Debate

  1. 1. PRO-LIFE<br />This is a picture of an ultrasound <br />image of a baby boy at 4-5 months.<br />
  2. 2. IT’S MY BODY…<br />NO! IT’S MY BODY!<br />
  3. 3. A LETTER FROM SILENTSCREAM.ORG<br />Dear Silent Scream Website,<br /> I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you. I was supposed to have an abortion today and I was up all last night researching abortions on the internet. I came upon your site and couldn’t stop thinking about it. It had a profound effect on me. I still went to the clinic and went through the blood testing and watched their video…then came the ultrasound; I begged the nurse to let me see my baby; I felt that I had to see. As soon as I saw my child on the ultrasound I knew I couldn’t do it. The clinic can absolutely NOT convince me that the living child inside me wasn’t going to feel anything. I saw the heart beating, and he moved his little hands (almost like a wave). I think God intervened and sent me a message that I was about to make the biggest mistake of my life. My nurse was very compassionate (which I thought was odd) I asked her for a picture of my baby and she explained that she wasn’t allowed to do that. She also explained that she wasn&apos;t supposed to show me the ultrasound screen either. Well, she broke the rules and gave me a picture anyway. Thanks to the nurse at the clinic and to your video I made the right decision. I&apos;ll be having the baby in 7 months and am looking forward to meeting my little miracle in person.<br /> Thank you a million times over, Erica<br />
  5. 5. WE’RE ARGUING…<br />We believe that a child, whether born or not, is still a human being with a life. Meaning, if you abort, you are committing murder. Is killing an unborn baby different from killing a living baby? If a woman that is pregnant gets hit by a car or dies, the person who was responsible for the accident is charged with murder of TWO people. The baby that is UNBORN is counted as a human being in this case. How come it isn’t the same for abortion?<br />
  6. 6. WHAT IS ABORTION?<br />Abortion is the killing of an unborn baby. There<br />are different ways to perform an abortion.<br />Some methods involve physically extracting the<br />baby and others involve the use of chemicals<br />Injected into the womb or pills taken <br />by the mother.<br />
  7. 7. WHAT IS PRO-LIFE?<br />The belief that abortion is wrong and all babies should have the right to live. <br />
  9. 9. SUCTION ASPIRATION<br />suction curette<br />
  10. 10. ABORTION COMPLICATIONS<br />Younger = Higher complication rate<br />FREQUENCY OF COMPLICATIONS<br /><ul><li>10% of women undergoing abortions suffer from immediate complications
  11. 11. 66% of teenagers who aborted their first baby, the second “wanted” baby, experienced miscarriages
  12. 12. In a 5-year study, 25% of women who have had abortions sought out psychiatric care, versus just 3% of women who have not had abortions. </li></li></ul><li>---PHYSICAL COMPLICATIONS---REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM<br />Incomplete abortion<br />Cervical damage<br />Future infertility<br />Future miscarriages<br />Future prematurity<br />Later infant disability<br />
  13. 13. ---PHYSICAL COMPLICATIONS---BREAST CANCER<br />Abortion interrupts breast development<br />Link to other cancers---<br />Cervical<br />Ovarian<br />
  15. 15. I’M PRO-LIFE EXCEPT IN CASES OF RAPE…<br />You can’t really call yourself ‘pro-life’, can you?<br />It’s extremely rare<br />She’s a victim of a violent act, should we then make her do another and abort?<br />SO, WHAT ABOUT RAPE AND INCEST?<br />
  16. 16. ABORTION DOCTORS<br />Abortion doctors would be forced to give abortions when they think it’s morally wrong and would cause some doctors to quit.<br />
  17. 17. EMOTIONAL COMPLICATIONS<br />sad mood<br />Sudden and uncontrollable crying episodes<br />Sleep, appetite, and sexual disturbances<br />Reduced motivation<br />Disruption in interpersonal relationships<br />Extreme guilt <br />Depression and thoughts of suicide<br />Some people experience immediate psychological problems from abortion. Other women repress feelings of guilt , delaying emotional reactions sometimes for several years and oftentimes triggered by their first PLANNED pregnancy.<br />
  18. 18. Complication Frequency<br />National statistics on abortion show that 10% of women undergoing abortions suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth were considered major. <br />teenagers who aborted their first pregnancies, 66% subsequently experienced miscarriages or premature birth of their second &quot;wanted&quot; pregnancies.<br />In a 5-year study, 25% of women who have had abortions sought out psychiatric care, versus just 3% of women who have not had abortions. <br />
  19. 19. Life In The Womb<br />21 days after conception- the baby’s heart begins to beat<br />40 days- electrical brain waves start to show<br />3 weeks- eyes, lungs, stomach, and other organs start developing<br />4-5 weeks- mouth, arms ears, nose, fingers, and toes start forming. Baby is about the size of a finger nail<br />6 weeks- skeleton made of cartilage is complete <br />
  20. 20. Life In The Womb<br /><ul><li>7 weeks- organs that determine gender of the baby are now visible
  21. 21. 9-10 weeks- baby can feel, open and close it’s mouth, and has fingernails and fingerprints
  22. 22. 3 months- baby can move it’s face and produce waste
  23. 23. 4 months- baby can kick
  24. 24. 5 months- baby can hear outside voices
  25. 25. 6-8 months- baby can open it’s eyes</li></li></ul><li>Babies are normally aborted 8-14 weeks into the pregnancy<br />This is after the baby’s heart started beating and it has already developed of its organs and has fingernails!!<br />
  26. 26. Abortion Experience<br /> I was 15 years old when I got pregnant. The boy that I was pregnant by said it was not his baby, but I know it was his baby because he was the only boy I slept with in five months. I was only two months pregnant, so I was sure it was his baby. My momma kind of started to notice my stomach was getting big and that I was throwing up a lot, and she then told me to get an abortion…no questions asked. It was like what I had to say did not matter because I had no say in the matter.<br /> <br />
  27. 27. What She Had to Say<br /> I really regret having an abortion because I wanted my baby. It would have been hard because I am so young, but I would do anything I could to take care of my baby. It hurts me that I killed my first child. I love kids and it will never happen again. I hate to see baby things and pregnant people because it brings back memories of April 14, 2007; and I will never forget it.<br /> -- Marquisha<br />
  28. 28. Abortion Experience<br />When I was 16 I had an abortion. It has been only five months since then. I was messing around with someone much older than me, always thinking that it was not going to happen to me. However, it did; and it felt like a ton of bricks hitting you in the face. To look down at your pregnancy test saying positive, saying you have a baby on the way. I looked for the easy way…abortion. It was the only way to keep it from my parents and not let my friends know about it. So the guy and I went for the abortion. At first I was happy. I no longer had worries or responsibilities, but that changed.<br />
  29. 29. What She Had to Say<br />Now I look around my school, and I see girls younger than me carrying a child. Why couldn’t I do it? Their life is no different than mine. I could have raised a child. To think that I could have been a mom…have a little girl in my arms…to know that I brought her into this world. But, no, I did the opposite…I took her out because I chose the easy way out. Think before you do it. It is a life full of regrets<br /> -- Brianne<br />