my topic for debate is abortion. i’m on the con side and i’m actually happy i’m on this side because right now i feel like it might be easier to be on that side. i don’t really have an opinion on this topic right now but that’s good because then i won’t be taken over by emotion and just use emotion in my argument. but i think from my family’s perspective including religion and personal opinion i’m probably on the econ side. i already know that this is a very highly debated and controversial topic that has been going through debate for years. it’s been in movies the lives of famous people and you just hear really young people getting abortions. it’s really highly debated because some people think of it as killing an innocent lives. others mostly on the pro size thin of it as the mom wasting her life away and it’s something she should do. also doing the IR i found out that my author alice walker got an abortion herself when she accidentally got pregnant when she was young. it caused her so much pain and she wrote so much about it it really is a hard thing and i wish i knew if she regrets it or if she was eventually happy about it. when i search abortion the first thing that comes up is the definition “Abortion is the ending of pregnancy due to removing an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus” then a lot of websites and pages talking about the pros and cons, whether it’s good to get one, why no one should get one. also i thought it was interesting that when people search abortion the next highly searched thing was adoption, marriage, and discrimination. adoption probably because sometimes people get abortions and then they can’t have kids after, marriage because maybe people think they should just get married instead of having an abortion or it’s hard to get married after an abortion, and discrimination because you’re killing an innocent human. i would probably start with the fact that terminating a pregnancy is voluntarily extinguishing a life which could be brought to legal precedence of murder or even assisted suicide. then i would add in alternative options besides abortion like putting it up for adoption. so more biological, legal, and social facts to help me write it because i’m sure the argument can easily be full emotional. like what would i as a young girl do or you can bring in sexual assault is it only only to get an abortion if it was that since it’s technically not someone’s own fault.
A big current issue in my opinion is the big plastic and pollution problems that keep growing in the oceans affecting the plant and animal lives in the them. The majority of pollutants going into the ocean come from activities on land. Natural processes and human activities along the coastlines and far inland affect the health of our ocean. Which is bad because we not only go on vacations to the beach and do activities in the ocean, we also get lots of resources from it. people who live on islands depend on the ocean and eat the fish. i think we need to focus more on ocean conservation projects and keep looking into research facilities because it’s sad to see our beautiful oceans being destroyed that were here first and are getting overflowing with not only trash but global warming and melting the ice caps which is another debate.
looking back at the school year so far it’s not going the best but my grades are pretty steady in everything except math. I’ve always been bad at math and i would make a resolution to be better but i’m pretty sure it’s impossible and i have no hope for myself. i do wanna look more into college this year and do better on my sat’s in march. which means i would really like to improve my study habits not just for the sats but for the rest of the year because this is an important year it’s when you look at colleges and set yourself up for senior year. and not as much involving school but still having to do with it i want to use less technology or spend less time on it cause it really just isn’t necessary to be so attached to it and i’ve really been on my phone a lot this school year. and lastly the biggest new years goal i have is to do really good in track this year and just personally improve and make myself feel proud and accomplished. i might not make it far but as long as i feel like i reached my goal and made maximum effort and gave 100% that’s what i really wanna focus on. which staying in shape and working 0ut for track also keeps me healthy so it’s like a two in one goal.