What Is The Persuasive Speech For Eugenics

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Topic: Offering eugenics as a particular solution to diseases.
Purpose: To persuade a change in policy.
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to support the study of eugenics.
I. Coronary artery disease, stroke, lung cancer, AIDS, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, measles, Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, narcolepsy, autism, schizophrenia, dissociative identitiy disorder, intellectual development disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and much more. With eugenics, the appearance of diseases, illnesses, and disorders will significantly decrease.
II. Today, I will be persuading you to support eugenics in light of the many diseases present out there.
III. Because no one would want his/her
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While some may argue that eugenics is a safety concern, this is plainly incorrect.
f. Eugenics is not some far-fetched idea that is unregulated and is going to be implemented without any specific rules or regulations.
g. Instead, eugenics is a science.
h. It produces real knowledge and information; it can be observed and measured.
i. It can be checked and verified; it must have a desirable net worth in the scientists’ views.
j. If a particular eugenics procedure does not meet these tests and many others, then it will simply not be in use until a compromise is reached for the benefit of human society.
(Transition: Some aspects of eugenics is already possible and in motion in today’s society.)
V. In a personal interview with an AP Biology teacher at a high school, Mrs. Terra stated that a technique known as mitochondrial DNA replacement therapy replaces defective mitochondrial DNA with that from a donor, allowing the offspring to avoid devastating problems or even death.
a. The child then carries genetic material from three parents (two mothers and the father).
b. Currently, this is one of the most viable solutions to combat Mitochondrial Disease.
c. Those who argue that since Adolf Hitler and the Nazis practiced eugenics, it will always be a bad thing, are deceiving
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This is simply a logical fallacy: a mistake in reasoning.
e. A counterargument to this statement would be along the lines of how all vegetarians would be bad people because Hitler himself was a vegetarian.
f. Simply attributing a characteristic that once appeared on someone to another subject or topic is in other words, a stereotype.
g. A common axiom that many people forget is to “not judge a book by its cover.”
(Transition: Parents should be allowed to screen for diseases so that they are able to know if their unborn child will have any disease and/or disorder.)
VI. In a survey of 999 people who sought genetic counseling conducted by Feighanne Hathaway, M.S., of New York University Langone Medical Center, and colleagues, “Most were eager for a wider spectrum of prenatal genetic tests -- as long as they were for disease” (Smith).
a. In the same article, “Genetic Testing Yes, ‘Designer Babies’ No,” the three time winner of the Science and Society Journalism award of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association wrote, “A majority of respondents said they would screen for mental retardation (75%), deafness (54%), blindness (56%), heart disease (52%), and cancer (51%)”

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