Name: Rafeena Haniff

Public Speaking


Topic: Abortion

General Purpose: To Convince

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience is the cruel way of murdering an innocent child and should be against the law.

Central Idea: Abortion is another name for murder and depriving someone the right to experience the world and it is increasing constantly in our society today and should be stopped.

Attention Getter: Abortion is the easiest way to fix someone careless mistake. I mean if you guys are going to sleep around use protection. Don’t get pregnant and think its ok to go through with an abortion. It’s not just slaying an unborn child but taking the life of your own off spring.
What did the unborn child did wrong?
Not a thing, it’s just that their mother and father are too lazy and irresponsible and would rather agree for their child to be killed instead of the stepping up and provide the necessary requirements.
The problem is that in our society today there is lack of moral values. If morals actually exist then I wouldn’t be speaking about abortions today. Thought matter what others might think abortion is murder plain and simple.
I know most of you here know someone who did an abortion or intent to.

Transition: Firstly I will explain to you…..


Main Point # 1: Why taking the life of an innocent child is wrong and why it should be illegal?

Supporting Material:
  • If you weren't prepared for a child then you weren't prepared for sex. Given the circumstances the child should still be eligible to live. You never know what that child could grow up to be, and how much of a difference he/she could make to the world.
  • How could anyone deny that when a doctor grabs his forceps and crushes a child's skull and sucks out what was once a brain, how could they say that this is not murder, how could someone get away with doing this.

Transition: I will now move on the my second point

Main Point # 2: Is abortion safe?

Supporting Material:
  • According to the Center of American Progress Close to 70,000 women a year die from unsafe abortion and numerous others suffer grave injuries, including infection, hemorrhaging, and infertility. This affects women, their families, and whole communities causing them to be emotional and physical injured.

Transition: I would now move on to the most important factor….

Main point # 3: How can we prevent abortions?

Supporting Materials:
  • According to the National Abortion Federation about 1.3 million pregnancies, are ended by abortion each year in the US. The best way to prevent unsafe abortions is to prevent unintended or unwanted pregnancies. We have to address family planning, provide education on dangers of unsafe abortions and post-abortion counseling.
  • The Planned Parenthood Organization states through the provision of contraceptive services, unintended pregnancies and induced abortion can be significantly reduced. Unsafe abortions are also preventable through improvement in accessibility of sexual and reproductive health information and services.


In concluding I strongly recommend the best way to prevent unsafe abortions is to prevent unintended or unwanted pregnancies. We have to address family planning, provide education on dangers of unsafe abortions. There are two key ways to reduce abortion – by making it less necessary or by making it less available.

Clincher: Abortion does not make you un-pregnant it makes you the mother of a dead baby.