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4th-Sep-2010 02:37 pm
Priestly

Got a homework assignment this week. I am supposed to write a (minimum) 2 page paper on a controversial medical issue. There are seven topics I can choose from and I can take the pro or anti stand. Next Friday, I will present my argument to the class and cover all aspects of the topic. I cannot decide which topic to pick. Which would you write a paper on?

Anti-Cloning
2(3.0%)
Pro-Cloning
3(4.5%)
Anti- Marijuana for Medical purposes
0(0.0%)
Pro- Marijuana for Medical purposes
9(13.4%)
Anti- Surrogate Mothers
1(1.5%)
Pro- Surrogate Mothers
5(7.5%)
Anti- Elective Abortion
2(3.0%)
Pro- Elective Abortion
4(6.0%)
Anti- Euthanasia
0(0.0%)
Pro- Euthanasia
5(7.5%)
Anti- Assisted Suicide
1(1.5%)
Pro- Assisted Suicide
23(34.3%)
Anti- Animal Testing for Medical Research
7(10.4%)
Pro- Animal Testing for Medical Research
5(7.5%)
Comments 
4th-Sep-2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Pro assisted suicide, because I had to see some grandparents suffer when they shouldn't have had to, so it strikes a personal chord with me.
4th-Sep-2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
That's better classified as euthanasia, not assisted suicide.

There is a lot of overlap between the two subjects though. It'll be interesting to see how similar or different the arguments are for or against in the papers.
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4th-Sep-2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
This was my logic in choosing assisted suicide and not euthanasia. The impetus for the former coming from the patient, and the latter being an external force.
5th-Sep-2010 12:31 am (UTC)
But both can be with the help of another and per the patient's wishes.
5th-Sep-2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Supposing it was my assignment, I'd probably pick something I was against (more or less).
5th-Sep-2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Okay. So. I know you said you have no idea which to pick. No one says you have to pick a side right away. I think you should pick one of the topics you find interesting/want to know more of, do a small bit of research for both sides, and then decide which one you agree with more.
It'll be more interesting if you say have absolutely no interest in a topic everyone else wants you to write about.
:)
6th-Sep-2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
I didn't know which one to pick, then I looked over at my dog Abby (see userpic) sleeping next to me, and being against animal testing seemed like a no-brainer to me.
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