January 17

Week 13

The debate topic I was given is Abortion and the position I was given is the Pro side. I do feel that my position chosen is my own output on the topic. I already know that the with most abortions they like it to occur before the 7 months for the most part. With a basic Google search, you find a lot of different definitions and some normal questions people ask about abortion. One way I plan on addressing my topic is to in a logical approach, is to start with the big facts about it, this meaning I will find numbers and surveys and such to find what people really think and how well it is useful. My ethical take on it would be the religious side of things and how people really dislike and think it is murder, but can you consider something not born a person? An emotional thing I can use is how, if you look at it, a lot of abortions are done because a woman is raped. They may not want a reminder of the time that they were taken advantage of and hurt. There is the option of adoption as well, but if you look at the United States child services, some children put under their care are also taken advantage of or left to fend for themselves with nothing more than the other children they have with them. No one wants anyone, a child most of all, to be put through something like that. You can also look at it this way, maybe the mother does not believe she can take care of the child and help it succeed in life, but she also doesn’t want to go through with putting the child through adoption, or the mothers parents might not be the most understanding of the mothers situation and she doesn’t want to put herself through labor and all of that with no one to pay for a procedure. Back to the religious idea of it all and the pro-life people, they will throw out there that if you don’t want to get pregnant, don’t have sex, or you use some form of protection, but there are also those women who were taken advantage of who could not make that choice.

January 2

week 12

The current issue I am planning on doing is illegal immigration and the fact that the men and women of these Central American countries think they can enter the U.S. without having any kind of visa or anything telling them they can enter. So there are two sides to this and I can see either POV. The first side is against letting them in because 1) these people have not passed entrance exams nore been given permission by the U.S. to enter. 2) there are criminals in the group that has made its way to the border. The other side thinks these people are all innocent and should be given sanctuary in the U.S. to help them. Im against letting them in because there is no way of knowing what all these people are going to do and they would be given a chance that thousands of others can’t have because their isn’t big enough of a movement to let them in for free. So my year so far has been kind of rough with my grades being kind of up and down. The one good thing is that baseball will be starting soon and i will have something to push me to do better in my classes. Something i would change would be to do more homework and pay more attention in classes. I can go about by paying attention and not be a procrastinator. Something that would prevent me from doing so would be video games and sleeping. Because i do a lot of both. That and or pretending that I don’t have anything to do so I don’t get anxious about missing stuff. I can also blame my dog now haha. I pay attention a lot to her and get side tracked when she does something cute. Also i just get side trakced easily. My mind jumps from thing to thing all the time. Its hard for me to focus on things some times.