I'm doing a debate on being against abortion. What are some zinger and high points for that debate to give to the class?I'm doing a debate on being against abortion. What are some zinger and high...

I'm doing a debate on being against abortion. What are some zinger and high points for that debate to give to the class?

I'm doing a debate on being against abortion. What are some zinger and high points for that debate to give to the class?

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bandmanjoe | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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I would try to appeal to the "life starts at conception" point.  Yes, I know that fertilized egg doesn't look like a real human being yet.  But left alone, that fertilized egg will replicate over and over, after three weeks, it is large enough to be called an embryo, after eight weeks, a fetus.  Let it go all the way to forty weeks, which is full term, and out comes a fully developed human baby.  How can you not say life starts at conception?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think the best example of a zinger would be appealing to a person's emotions using facts.  You can describe in the detail how an abortion is performed.  That usually grosses people out, and it is hard to argue against it.

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mwmovr40 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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I am not big on "zingers" when you should be dealing with facts.  However, it is a good idea to provide something that visually impacts your audience.  I would suggest the referenced video below.  It is pretty difficult to deny the life value of a fetus with this in front of you.  It should provide a good starting point for your fact finding.

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