Should underage females have parental consent to abort?I am writing an argumentative essay on this debate topic and I need help writing an unbiased paper. I have done research on the pros and cons...

Should underage females have parental consent to abort?

I am writing an argumentative essay on this debate topic and I need help writing an unbiased paper. I have done research on the pros and cons of the matter, but i am having trouble starting.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There seems to be a couple of issues at hand.  I think that the first one might be seeking out more information on informed consent and what this entails.  This would be one component of what has to be done.  The link below might be helpful on this end.  The second would be starting the paper.  In this domain, you can progress in a variety of ways.  On the outset, I would say that you should always make sure that you gain insight from others on the condition that you include what your instructor has asked you to include, if anything.  Outside of this, I think that opening by setting up the fundamental argument for and against parental consent would be good.  There are those who believe that the decision to have an abortion is one that a woman who carries a child should be able to make without the need to obtain parental consent.  The other side is more inclined to argue that consent is an absolute need because of the age issue and the fact that an abortion, itself, is such an issue of massive implications.  Being able to explain both sides in your opening might be able to give you a chance to articulate the position in a way that does not show extreme bias, but rather lays out a rather strong argument.

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collegegirl4 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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i changed the topic to: The united states government should require parental consent for all minors to have an abortion. i am still having trouble starting though.

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