Battling Over Birth Control For years, there has been a large debate over whether or not birth control should be free through insurance companies. Many people feel that making birth control more readily available to the public that both the unintended pregnancy rates and abortion rates will drastically decrease. In an article from The New York Times, this issue is discussed in greater detail. The article also focuses on the recent mandate passed by Obama stating that, “all insurers must cover [contraceptives] without a deductible or co-payment beginning next year” (Battling 1) as well as the arguments against this mandate. In order to convince the reader that this mandate is necessary, the author uses strong logos and ethos, as well as stating his own opinions. The author successfully sets up his argument by using a strong basis of logos including facts, quotes, and statistics. In the beginning of the article, the author clearly states the purpose of this most recent mandate presented by Obama’s administration and makes it clear that he supports it. He then goes on to talk about the controversy over the mandate, specifically when dealing with religious leaders such as Roman Catholic bishops. This topic also deals with the ethos side of this article; however, the basic facts still fall under the category of logos. On top of basic facts, the author also uses some quotes such as, “Americans of all religious faiths overwhelmingly suppose broad access to birth control” (Battling 2). Quotes such as this help to support the overall opinion of the author. Because of the way that this article is set up, the reader has a very clear understanding of this topic, even if they were previously unaware of the issue. This is an excellent use of logos by the author. This article deals a lot with ethos as well as logos. The entire issue of this article has to do with religious faiths speaking up against the new mandate for free contraceptives. Roman Catholic leaders feel as though this mandate will go against their beliefs. They are calling for an exemption from this mandate for any employees that work for businesses that are associated to religious organizations. The issue with this exemption is that even though these businesses may be associated with religious organizations, they also often serve the general public. In addition to this, it will also impose church doctrine on women who do not agree with the church’s stand on birth control. It is apparent that this entire article deals directly with ethos simply because of the issue at hand. If a reader has a strong opinion on this aspect of religion, they will be more likely to form a strong opinion on the issue of free birth control. The last strategy that the author uses to convince his audience is his own opinions. Throughout the article, the author slips in phrases or sentences that demonstrate how much he favors this mandate that Obama has
Recently there have been shocking reports about how obesity is growing at outstanding rates making it so that over 400,000 people in America are dying each year and not only that health problems due to obesity is costing America over 117 Billion dollars yearly. However forcing a tax on people who are obese is both inhumane and a waste of time this tax is not a good decision for people of Massachusetts for three main reasons:…
day times it is usually found in the shadows of the rocks, coral, or grass covered areas to give it a better chance of survival by camouflaging into its surroundings. The Red Lionfish reproduces sexually; and can reproduce as soon as a year after birth. They can also reproduce once every four days. The male can release its sperm up to 6-8 females at a time and then the females will release 2,000-15,000 fertilized eggs at one time. A female can release up to 2 million eggs per year. This provides…
depression theory is further examined and
evaluated in its relation to the field of
nursing, its applicability to practice, and
author’s scope of practice.
Keywords: postpartum depression, Beck, pregnancy, Middle Range
For over 20 years, Cheryl Tatano Beck has focused her
research on postpartum mood disorder and anxiety. In 1993,
Beck published her middle range theory on postpartum…
and how the movie studios originated from California. Hollywood developed gradually, leading into today’s entertainment industry from the beginning of film making to the development of stars that dominate today. Hollywood has made a huge impact all over the world. Its glamour and stardom has helped Hollywood make money throughout the years. Although Hollywood has remained the same in the way Americans idolize actors and actresses, it has developed and changed through technology in filmmaking and the…
Adrian D. Galindo
December 09, 2014
Shays rebellion changed the way we view politics and our government. Small farmers with
pitch forks and rifles made a change within American society and how they would be represented in
their government. The revolt changed perspective upon how the government would intervene upon
the economical, social , and justice disputes between the states and its citizens.
In 1777 the Second Continental Congress was made up of a group…
golden cities of Cibola. He discovered the Grand Canyon, the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest, and the grasslands of Kansas.
Hernan de Soto: with a force of 600 Spaniards were cutting a bloody swath across what is now northern Florida and Alabama, battling the
1565: St. Augustine- importance of; being the first permanent European settlement in the future United States.
Sea dogs- impact on English/Spanish relations; English pirates who stole gold off Spanish ships. They will actually stop these ships…
Kidnappings and murders of U.S. citizens. Members of al-Qaida, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations infiltrating the border on a routine basis. We are not talking about Iraq – but Texas. One of the clearest indicators the United States has lost control of its southwest border is the ease with which thousands of tons of drugs and millions of illegal aliens are crossing the U.S. border on an annual basis. This open borders policy has opened the door to more than just cheap labor. The presence of millions…
society for trade and thus began to appear in Italy. Please see timeline from 1400-2003 http://www.brycchancarey.com/slavery/chrono2.htm.
Chapter 8 discusses slavery with regards to liberty and equal rights that showed both economic and instrumental control. In America this seemed to grow more quickly in the South and less tolerable in the North. Even though the Northerners accepted slavery as the price of Union, the abolitionists (which is a movement to end slavery, whether formal or informal. In Western…
Milestone One: Rule-oriented Games (Physical Domain)
Section A: Knowledge of the Developmental Milestones
During middle childhood, children’s play undergoes several changes, the most obvious of which is children engage in games with rules. These rule-oriented games include informally organized games as well as formally organized sports, such as little league, club or intramural sports. The former category may be variants on popular sports games, well-known childhood games such as red rover, and…
Erikson’s theory starts from birth to old age, in these stages the learning theory impacts on the process rather than what actually derives the mind to act in a certain way. Lawrence Kohlberg another theorist who’s focus on the development of moral judgment in children rather than their actions. If a child does wrong and he/she knows that it was wrong should they be judged or punished for their action.
The first stage is trust vs. mistrust that starts out from birth to 1 year old. At this stage…