Argument Rebuttal

In: Business and Management

Submitted By emozee82
Words 694
Pages 3
Article Rebuttal on Pro Choice
BCOM 275
August 5, 2013
Michael Frank

The controversial topic that this paper will discuss is the right to pro choice. Pro choice being the woman’s right to decide abortion as an alternative to pregnancy. After reading the article “Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice: Annihilating the Abortion Argument” by Hank Hanegraaff, in which uses the acronym (A-B-O-R-T-I-O-N) to discuss the reasons why abortion should not be legal. I will provide a rebuttal to this article as to why I do not agree with these views and I will discuss how pro-choice is a necessary option for all women. In Hank Hanegraaff’s article he discusses his views on pro life. He goes on to state his reasons why pro –life is much more important than pro-choice. He states that pro-choice advocates attack people rather than issues facing abortion and pro-life advocates. To further prove his point of view he uses biblical references, as he understands, to state that abortion is nothing more than killing another human being, in which the Bible states “Thou shall not kill”. He uses that abortion is a violation of the sixth amendment, as if abortion is against the law. Hank also states that when abortion is the result of pregnancy from rape or incest, that one should not compound the situation by aborting the unwanted child. He states that “two wrongs, do not make it right” (Hanegraaff, 2009). He also states that a study said that .06 percent of pregnancies are from rape or incest (Hanegraaff, 2009) My argument is that he does not know the mental, psychological or financial status of the women who have chosen to have an abortion. These statuses play heavily on woman, because it may not be able to care for a child. You also have to consider the children that are conceived by a drug addicted mother or father. The unborn child may die that way. No where does the article discuss that.…...

Similar Documents

Article Rebuttal

...Article Rebuttal Doug Petroff BCOM/275 December 14, 2011 DeeAnna Stiglich Article Rebuttal The article chosen for this assignment was published in the University of Denver student newspaper and titled Capital Punishment is Wrong, the United States needs to abolish the death penalty sentence. In this article, the author Ryan Hanschen states that the death penalty does not act as a deterrent to crime and offers supporting data to his claim that the death penalty should be abolished, but his sources lack credibility. The sources he cites in the article, such as Coloradans against the Death Penalty and Amnesty International are an interested party. These two sources stand to gain if the death penalty is abolished because abolishing the death penalty is their mission. Ryan Hanschens blatant use of rhetoric is obvious when he states for his argument, “How can we call ourselves the land of the free with a straight face while remaining one of the only first world countries that still executes its citizens?” Also his bias is apparent when he states, “we must end this vicious practice of capital punishment in the United States.” Included in the article is a University of North Carolina study that shows that the odds of minorities receiving a death sentence rose 3.5 times among those defendants whose victims were White, indicating a bias against minority defendants. However, this study did not provide data indicating the percentage of crimes committed by minorities vs. the...

Words: 466 - Pages: 2


...relationship with a client. Zilbermints (2012). Counseling Associates of Central Iowa where Krom was employed has been in practice for more than 60 years, which makes it source trustworthy. The Des Moines Register, a credible source sheds light on the issue at hand by utilizing statements from the alleged victim to persuade the audience of the legitimacy of the claim. Finally the Des Moines Police further prove the validity of the accusations by Krom’s arrest at her own will. REBUTTAL Having studied and practiced in the field of Psychology/Psychiatry, Krom clearly used her expertise and her experience to take advantage of an emotionally distraught woman. I would like to believe that Krom initially had good intentions for the client and her significant other while they attended couple’s therapy. Yet however pure those intentions may have been something psychologically went wrong that compromised the security of the client and the position of the counselor. I would like to suggest an “argument” from pity may have been the emotional force which caused the counselor to feel sorry for the client leading her to pursue a relationship with the victim. (Cheesebro, O'Connor, & Rios, Chapter 6, 2010). In addition, the counselor who is no rookie to counseling and therapy may have always been attracted to the victim. Krom clearly could have used her wisdom to undermine her plan to get next to the victim by making her feel guilty. The guilt trip entices feelings of......

Words: 638 - Pages: 3


...Abortion Abortion always has been a touchy subject for people to speak of. There are groups who believe in pro-choice and groups who believe in pro-life. Whichever side is chosen, people are entitled to their own opinions. There are arguments for both sides that support personal, religious, and cultural beliefs. My views on the subject is pro-choice. All women should be able to decide what happens to their bodies and no person or government should be allowed to force that decision upon us. According to the article in the New York Times, “Voters Speak on Abortion Rights,” “Florida voters rejected the proposed amendment to the State Constitution that would prohibit abortion coverage as part of the health plans for state workers and Medicaid recipients” (The New York Times, 2012). By prohibiting abortion coverage, once again the government is forcing their beliefs on women. Without coverage, it will be difficult for women to decide what they want to do with their bodies because they will not have access to insurance coverage and will not be able to afford an abortion. We were born as United States Citizens and we were given the rights to be protected by discrimination. Taking our rights away by not allowing us to choose what happens to our bodies is discrimination against all women. Whether women believe in abortions or not, their rights against freedom of choice is unquestionably violated. The credibility, reliability, and validity of this article is dependable...

Words: 530 - Pages: 3

Rebuttal Article

...Article Rebuttal: The United States and Syrian War William L Johnson BCOM/275 September 10, 2013 Article Rebuttal: The US and Syria War My rebuttal article is the story of the Middle Eastern war in Syria. Syria has decided to turn over all of the chemical weapons to Russia and eventually have Russia destroy them so that the war between the US and Syria will not commence. President Obama is still trying to convince Congress to have an airstrike on Syria but more than half of Congress is oppose to this war because we the people of the United States just finished two wars one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan. CNN has posted, ” A new diplomatic solution in the standoff between the Syria and the United States surfaced unexpectedly Monday as the war-torn country said it supported a proposal to hand over control of its chemical weapons(Shoichet & Crawford, 2013).” “President Obama told ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer that the Syrian reaction was a "modestly positive development" and a military strike would "absolutely" be on pause if Syria's chemical weapons were put in the hands of an international body (Padia, Schifrin, & Hughes, 2013).” For, the most part of this case I think that this case is a good form of argument of authority. Because based on the facts that President Obama is trying to force Syria to do something that he has no proof of or any knowledge of. The article is also part of Argument from Ignorance or Non-Testable Hypothesis based on President......

Words: 452 - Pages: 2

Article Rebuttal

...Article Rebuttal BCOM/275 1/27/2014 Article Rebuttal “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (U.S. Const., am 2). Since the ratification of the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment in 1791, our right to bear arms has been under attack. This article rebuttal will focus on an USA Today article titled “Epidemic: Guns kill twice as many kids as cancer does.” This article attempts to use biased statistics to provoke demand for further restrictions against our second amendment right. In the article, the author provides some staggering statistics which he uses to substantiate the claim “guns kill”. Here are a few; “guns still kill twice as many children and young people than cancer, five times as many than heart disease and fifteen times more than infection, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.” The article goes on to state “in 2010, 15,576 children and teenagers were injured by firearms – three times more than the number of U.S. soldiers injured in the war in Afghanistan, according to the defense fund.” On the surface, these statistics are alarming. Beyond the statistics, the article makes the claim “guns kill”. The remainder of this rebuttal will put into perspective the statistical claims on gun related deaths among youth, as well, debunk the implication “guns kill”. First, let’s place a level of perspective on the......

Words: 733 - Pages: 3


...Article Rebuttal Article Rebuttal In June 2011 a study concluded stating that there is discrimination taking place by Major League Umpires in Major League Baseball (MLB). The study is named “Strike Three: Discrimination, Incentives, and Evaluation” (Parsons, Sulaeman, Yates, Hamermesh, 2011). Four authors claim that after an extensive study of all Major League Umpires that it depended on the race of the umpire and pitcher as to whether strikes or balls were called. The claim also states that if an evaluation system consisting of computerized cameras called QuesTec was being used or if the attendance was poor at a ballpark, this would also affect strikes and balls called. After reading the complete study I would call these findings unsubstantiated accusations. To say that strikes and balls are called depending on the race of an umpire, if he is being evaluated or the race of the pitcher is crazy. Being a former umpire I can say with absolute certainty that this type of behavior does not take place. I will not go as far as to say that in certain situations that a strike zone will not change during a game. A managers or pitchers behavior towards an umpire my greatly affect the strike zone. I have personally umpired games with pitchers of different races and so have many of my ex-colleagues, who are made up of different races themselves. At no time did my ex-colleagues or I use racial discrimination. I know that I cannot speak for umpires in MLB, but I can say if an umpire......

Words: 455 - Pages: 2


...Rebuttal: Ten reasons why abortion is evil & not Pro-Choice The article I read is broke into ten reasons as to why the author believes that abortion is evil and not Pro-choice. Although there are some valid points made I do not agree that abortion is evil and not pro-choice. In my rebuttal I will address most of the authors’ reasons not only with my argumentative opinion but facts. Abortion offends God (TFP, 2010), this is the first argument used in the article against abortion. This is an open statement. Depending upon your religious beliefs or group, this may not be an offensive action towards your god. American Baptist Churches, American Jewish Congress, the Presbyterian Church and Unite Methodist Church all believe that abortion at times is acceptable. Isaiah 55:7 - Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. The Unnoticed War (TFP, 2010) Peace abroad is meaningless without peace at home. (TFP, 2010). The author believes that we as a country are doing our best to protect our own. This scourge is as horrible as anything terrorists can fathom, because it strikes at the very core of humanity and our country: the family. By destroying the most basic human bond of all—that between mother and child—abortion dissolves the precious glue that binds our nation together. (TFP, 2010). There are thousands of organizations that are standing up for and...

Words: 697 - Pages: 3


...Article Rebuttal BCOM 275 April Perkins April 07, 2014 Some people might find it to be bad parenting or even call it abuse to give your teenage child contraceptives at such an early age. It is believe that if you are willingly giving out protection, you are saying to your child that it is okay to go down that road. This is the permission to be promiscuous. Keeping teens safe is a primary concern to parents. Some would argue that talking to our children about responsible sexual behavior when they are young is the best way to protect them. And in fact, most teens do talk to their parents, but some cannot do so safely. Talking to your children is the key in this situation. You should offer you ears and support because in the end you have to trust that you teenager would do the right things when it comes to his or her body. Giving the option of contraceptive is not giving the go ahead to engage in sexual activity. It is giving the support your child needs to make an informed decision about his or her life. As parents, we want to know when our children face a decision like this so we can be helpful and supportive. But also, as parents, our teenagers’ safety is more important than our desire to be informed. Teen pregnancy is a societal problem, a family problem and a personal problem all rolled into one. There are also various sexually transmitted diseases, which cause multiple issues and sometimes even......

Words: 321 - Pages: 2


...Article Rebuttal The following article is in reference to the 2008 introduction of California Proposition 8. Six years later, this article was contesting the arguments made by the writer, which contain meaningful information that will contest the distorted assertions acknowledged in this article Argument 1 According to Laura Brill, the author of the article – It’s time for Prop. 8 opponents to re-engage” (Brill, May 26 2011, Pg 1) published in the OC Register, the majority of the population supports equal marriage rights. “Now, three years later, though a federal court has declared Proposition 8 invalid under the U.S. Constitution, it nonetheless remains in effect. This state of affairs persists even though most people now support equal marriage rights….” The hyperbolic statement that most people now support equal marriage rights is a gross exaggeration. The results from respected polling agencies continue to show the majority of Americans still do not agree with same sex marriages. Recent polling results reflect that 46% of Americans do not favor acceptance of same sex marriages. The same polling figures documented 9% of the responses in the “Do not know” category with the remaining numbers for those in favor of same sex marriage to be the minority. (Pew Research Center, 2011) Argument 2 “The initiative proponents, however, have appealed. Now the California Supreme Court must decide whether unelected and unaccountable initiative proponents have the power to trump...

Words: 812 - Pages: 4


...Article Rebuttal NV BCOM/275 July 7, 2014 Article Rebuttal We need a ‘Reparation Superfund’ ( (n.d.). . Retrieved July 8, 2014, from, states Mary Frances Berry the former chairwoman of the United States commission on civil rights. Mary Frances Berry believes that ex-slave pension and bounty movement back in 1887 should be followed through. “Whose membership forms stated the number of years they had been working as slaves, along with the names of their slave owners in the plantations on which they lived”. Unfortunately a lot of the ex-slave pension bounty movement individuals have long since passed, “individuals who can prove the identity of slave ancestors, whether they sought reparations in the 19th century are not, could also be eligible.” People who read this article may wonder who will step up to pay these respirations to the individuals who can prove slave ancestry. “Monies could come from corporations that profited from slave labor in from banks and insurance companies that practiced racial discrimination”, states Mary Frances Berry. This ’Reparation Superfund’ is ridiculous and inappropriate. I among millions of Americans are truly saddened by the history of our great country. Tragedy has stung most countries on this planet when it comes to slavery. Slavery dates back to 6800 B.C. “world’s first city grows up in Mesopotamia” (Home - Free......

Words: 640 - Pages: 3

Article Rebuttal

...Article Rebuttal Brandon Harris BCOM/275 Instructor Keisha Dean January 15, 2015 Article Rebuttal The legalization of marijuana has been a controversial topic for many years now. Do the pros of the legalization of marijuana outweigh the cons of the legalization of marijuana? I believe so. The fact is Marijuana legalization would have an abundance of positive effects for not only the U.S. but for the world as well. Cannabis is not a deadly plant. However some choose to argue that the crime rate would rise as of a result of the legalization of marijuana. However legalization of cannabis would lessen the prison population, allow marijuana to be table and create billions of dollars that would be used in the United States and other countries. Marijuana legalization would allow cannabis to become it’s own industry. Marijuana legalization would reduce the impact of gangs in the streets. Cannabis would be become more effective and better for ones health because the Government would be in control of regulation. The Alaskan Association of Chiefs of Police Inc. posted an article against the legalization of marijuana stating numerous preconceived cons against the cannabis plant. The statement in the article I didn’t agree with was “After medicinal marijuana became easy to get in Colorado, seizures of smuggled marijuana quadrupled in roughly 4 years as legal marijuana was diverted to other markets. No comparable studies have been found addressing this problem in Alaska, but......

Words: 595 - Pages: 3


...Rebuttal and Reply Introduction: In all of Saskatchewan’s styles of debate either a reply or a rebuttal may be deliver in the final address from each side. In other places, either a rebuttal or a reply is required. Because reply speeches require a stronger understanding of the entire debate and greater experience with debate in general, reply speeches are typically mastered after a debater learns to deliver a good rebuttal. If a debater is using a case line, a reply must be used. Two examples are used below to illustrate the differences between a rebuttal and a reply: Resolution: This house believes that low taxes are preferable to extensive government services Negative case line: Social Services are beneficial to society in both an economic and humanitarian sense. A sample Negative rebuttal: Ladies and Gentlemen, we have shown that lower taxes should not come at the price of social programs. Our opponents stated that taxes are too high, but they are not as high as many other places. Our opponents also argued that things like our health care system are not working and we should let people pay for better service. However, this also means some people get no service like in the United States. Do we want a country of people who are petrified about losing their health benefits? We on the negative do not want to live in that kind of world. You may think that our opponents are correct when they state that many people abuse social services. But what......

Words: 804 - Pages: 4

Rebuttal Argument

...Maddie Schaffer Mrs. Thacker English 101-004 3 March 2015 Keeping a Cleaner Life Thesis: Laura Fraser claims that dieting is unhealthier than being overweight because many individuals go on a diet are affected from social acceptance, and dieting creates eating disorders; However, Fraser should reconsider her mindset because dieting helps an individual maintain their body and have control, it keeps a person away from many health issues, and can create different outlooks on the body and life. I. Laura Fraser who has doubts and misconceptions of dieting should reconsider her mindset because an individual has control over their own body and can maintain it. A. An individual who has control of their own body can maintain what is put into their body and what is kept out as well. B. Having a controlled diet helps an individual either maintain, gain, or lose weight. 1. A maintaining diet means that an individual will consistently watch what they eat, however they will never increase or decrease their calorie intake, or do any physical or medical activity that will affect their current weight. 2. A gaining or losing weight diet simply means that a person is trying to build weight up in a healthy manner, or increases their physical activity or chooses to eat healthier to lose the weight. II. Fraser fails in proving that a diet in a person’s life is healthier because it prevents a person from many health risks and emotional side effects. A. If an......

Words: 1633 - Pages: 7


...Rebuttal Paper Dayna Kielau BCOM/275 January 16, 2012 Plan B One Step is an emergency contraceptive pill that prevents the fertilization of an egg after unprotected sex. The FDA wanted Plan B One Step to be made available without a prescription to all ages. The Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled this. “The result of Sebelius' action is that Plan B will remain available to women ages 17 and older without a prescription, but those 16 and younger will still need to see a doctor first in order to get the product.” ( The decision was also backed up by President Obama. In a news conference Obama stated “I will say this, as the father of two daughters. I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine. And as I understand it, the reason Kathleen made this decision was she could not be confident that a 10-year old or an 11-year old goes into a drugstore, should be able – alongside bubble gum or batteries – be able to buy a medication that potentially, if not used properly, could end up having an adverse effect. And I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” ( “As doctors and researchers have repeatedly stated, ample research shows Plan B to be safe for women of all ages and appropriate for over-the-counter access. It is deeply disappointing that this administration would repeat the mistakes of the previous one,”...

Words: 762 - Pages: 4

Article Rebuttal

...Article Rebuttal Maybelline Torres University of Phoenix BCOM/275 April 17, 2012 Prof. Lourdes Lebrón Bayrón Article Rebuttal In this article rebuttal an analysis will take place on the authors, reliability, credibility, and validity on the account of Noah’s flood. The rebuttal will give emphasis on the claims young earth creationist have on the earth’s existence period. Additionally, address old earth and young earth theories. Finally identify any fallacies in the argument.  For centuries creation theorists have given emphasis to Noah’s flood as enough evidence to a universal deluge.  Nevertheless, it is understood the ark presented in the Bible had a higher credibility to a local flood. According to biblical studies all humankind assembled in one local region in the Middle East, before the Tower of Babel. For this reason God had no need to flood the whole world.  The flood was universal to Noah it was a fact that Noah was floating on water and that when he looked out there was nothing but water surrounding him. Noah’s complete atmosphere was flooded therefore Noah believed the world was flooded. According to the bible all humankind drowned excluding the inhabitants of the ark. Article Rebuttal After, evaluating the information and observing absence of factual scientific proof of geologic documentation for a universal flood. The best interpretation would be a regional flood occurrence, but to Noah and his family it was......

Words: 772 - Pages: 4

Una Mamma per Amica streaming | The Brink | Roll of 20 Coins - 2018 American Silver Eagle $1 GEM BU Coin SKU51559