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What is a good thesis statement for abortion? I just need a complex sentence to get me started. Although I have thought of some already, they are not very good or helpful. Any assistance would be...

What is a good thesis statement for abortion?

I just need a complex sentence to get me started. Although I have thought of some already, they are not very good or helpful. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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Depending on what position you take on this subject, you should start your paper with an assertion or something you intend to prove about the practice of abortion.

For example, you might begin the paper with the following:

A. Globally, abortion claims 2 billion lives each year and has costs the world untold value in the loss of scientist, artists, educators, and others who may have contributed to the cause of humanity.

B. Abortion is a questionable practice, but may be a considered reasonable in cases where the life of the mother is threatened or incest is evident.

C. Abortion is senseless when...

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wesley-matlock | Student

In order to have a strong thesis statement, I suggest walking through a couple of early steps to find out how you should approach it. For example, you might start with a simple statement:

I think abortion is ________.

Now, ask yourself why you feel that way. What have you read that informs your opinion? What could you use as evidence? After that, you might build on to it a little.

I think abortion is ________ because ________.

At this point, you should not only have your opinion on abortion, but also several reasons to support it. You're moving into thesis territory! However, remember that a thesis will always have a counterpoint. Especially a hot topic such as this one. You should include an acknowledgment of this. For example:

Although many believe that abortion is ____________, I think abortion is _________ because _____________.

Now we're getting somewhere! At this point, you have a thesis statement that is supported by reasons / evidence and includes a counterpoint. This is sufficiently complex and does multiple things for your readers: It tells them what you think on the issue, why you think that way, what a popular counterargument it, and it lays out a "map" for your essay.

robyn-bird96 | Student

For a strong thesis statement, you first need to decide how firmly you stand on the issue.  Then you need to clearly state what you are supporting. Then your supporting paragraphs needs to explain why and how.  

For example: 

A woman should possess the right to decide what she does to her own body, including the right to an abortion.

As an unborn child is a human being and deserves an equal chance for life, abortions should be made illegal.

missgarcia | Student

Abortion, in the context of pro-choice versus pro-life, has been the center of many heated debates. 

kendalllee95 | Student

Depending on what position you take on this subject, you should start your paper with an assertion or something you intend to prove about the practice of abortion.

For example, you might begin the paper with the following:

A. Globally, abortion claims 2 billion lives each year and has costs the world untold value in the loss of scientist, artists, educators, and others who may have contributed to the cause of humanity.

B. Abortion is a questionable practice, but may be a considered reasonable in cases where the life of the mother is threatened or incest is evident.

C. Abortion is senseless when adoption is a much better option for anyone in an unwanted pregnancy.

how would u say ur againt abortion but if its caused by rape u agree? can u ever do that?

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patelmilia98 | Student

its very harmful to do abortion

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smartipi | Student

First think about your feelings about it and go with that

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tapatio1 | Student

Just as an FYI:

Your thesis should be a single sentence no longer then 25 words. You could also start the thesis with a counter argument.

Although many believe in prochoice, Roe vs Wade should be overturned because ......

 


Hi, It seems that almost everybody agree with you, so I'm lookinf for a good thesis statement to do my research, and i would like to know if could help to do one against it. I will bevery glad if you could help me!

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maysam2010 | Student

well it depends on if it is an on purpose abortion or like you have to get rid of the baby. I had an experience that i had to evacuate the baby, and that is what I wrote on my essay. 
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It is not easy to be a mom. Being a mother is not all about carrying the baby for nine months. It’s about how the mother feels and thinks about the baby. Mothers worry about the baby’s health. A lot of them are concerned about the baby’s heart, brain, and lungs because once those body parts are good, then everything else will be great as well. It takes a lot to have a child, but what if the baby’s health is already in bad condition, what is there for the mother to do if she or the baby will be hurt, and whose life is more significant mom or baby?

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speciala | Student

hey there, i'm also conducting an abortion thesis paper but the focus of my study is about the aftereffects of abortion, can you please suggest title and thesis title of my thesis??

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hsilva | Student

Just as an FYI:

Your thesis should be a single sentence no longer then 25 words. You could also start the thesis with a counter argument.

Although many believe in prochoice, Roe vs Wade should be overturned because ......

 

Thank you for your help! I'm gonna use yours for my paper it's perfect. And Yes I am againt abortion. Thanks again

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hsilva | Student

If this topic is for an argumentative paper, you need to take a stance. Examples may be...Abortion has become common in America, and/but(write whether you support it or are against it here). Depending on your beliefs and your support, either way you should be able to come up with many arguments for your paper.

If it is just a researched essay, your thesis would not need take a stance. You would just need to make a factual statement about abortion, depending on the aspect you are going to research. There are many different points about abortion you could research, so once you have that narrowed down, your thesis statement should be easier to write. Ideas for a research paper could be the effects of abortion, the process of abortion, alternatives to abortion, etc.

 

Thanks for your help! And I'm against abortion.

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dr-house | Student

#8: You were the only one that mentioned that the thesis sentence needs to be a single sentence. Glad! Very helpful indeed. I'm writing a research paper on abortion and needed tips on a thesis sentence, which is the hardest part for me for some reason.

And to #6: You are right. The Lord does say this, but He also says to do as He does. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't go telling people that they deserve prison. Kind and gentle :)

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wduliere | Student

Just as an FYI:

Your thesis should be a single sentence no longer then 25 words. You could also start the thesis with a counter argument.

Although many believe in prochoice, Roe vs Wade should be overturned because ......

 

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rlendensky | Student

I think it is most importantly dependant on your stance on abortion, if you are supporting abortion then your thesis could look something like this:

With the evolving moral standards of society, abortions are becoming more and more justified. Abortions, the practice of removing a fertilized egg from a mother has become a controversial issue in American society, but should be generally supported bcause _________, _____________, and ___________.

If you are opposed to abortions then your thesis could be something along these lines:

Considering American ethics and values, death is morally wrong. Therefore, the killing of unborn fetuses is morally wrong as well. Abortions, this unethical practice of terminated unborn fetuses should be outlawed because ___________, ____________, and __________.

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