Should the morning-after pill be banned, communications homework help

Write a Persuasive Speech on the topic below;

Topic: Shouldthe morning-after pill be banned?


1.  Typeof Speech: Persuasive Speech (write for or against)

2.  OrganizationalPattern: Use the Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

3.  References: Cite five (5) references throughout the speech

4.  Outline: FullSentence (outline consists of 4 pages – 4th page is the referencepage only)



I.  ATTENTIONSTEP: Get the attention of your audience.  This can be done with adetailed story, shocking example, dramatic statistic, quote, etc.  This ispart of your introduction (in addition to stating your thesis, giving a previewof your main points, mentioning your credibility, and telling your audience whythe topic is of concern to them).

II. NEEDSTEP: Show the problem exists; that it is a significant problem, and thatit won’t go away by itself.  Document your statements with statistics,examples, etc.

  A. Statement of Need – clear statement ofwhat the problem entails.

  B. Illustration of Need – stories togive listeners an initial idea of the problem’s seriousness and scope.

  C. Ramification – give numbers

  D. Pointing – why thisaudience should care (“we are all high school students”)

III. SATISFACTIONSTEP: Offer solutions for the problem you have shown existin the Need Step.  Address and refute possible objections that might bepresented against your solution, but concentrate on positive aspects of yourplan.

  A. Statement ofSolution – Statement of the attitude, belief, or action that you wish theaudience to adopt to solve the problem.

  B. Explanation – Explain yoursolution to the audience

  C. Demonstration – Demonstrate toyour audience how your solution logically meets the problem pointed out in theneed step

  D. Workability- present examples showingthat this solution has worked effectively in the past or that this solution hasbeen advocated by experts in the field.

  E. Meeting Objections -Answer possibleobjectives that might be raised


  A. With Plan-whatgood things will happen with your plan?

  B. Without Plan-what bad thingswill happen if your plan is not adopted?

V.  ACTIONSTEP: Offer alternatives to your audience that they can do personallyto help solve the problem you have shown exist.  Motivate us to get outand do something!  Wrap up loose ends by giving a review of the thesis,repeating main points, and closing with an impact.  Again, be very specific and very realistic.

  A. What theaudience themselves can do to solve the problem

  B. What YOU will do or what you aredoing to solve the problem


Organ Donation

Attention Getter:  How do you feel when you have to wait forsomething you really, really want? What if it was something you couldn’t livewithout? Well, my cousin was five years old when he found out he needed a newkidney.

SpecificPurpose:To persuade my audience to donate their organs and tissues when they die and toact upon their decision to donate.

Overview: Today I’d like totalk to you about first, the need for organ donors in our area, second, how youcan become an organ donor after you die, and finally, how your family and organdonor recipients benefit from your donation.

Connectwith the audience: One of the peopleon the waiting list for an organ transplant might be someone you know.

ThesisStatement:The need is constantly growing for organ donors and it is very simple to be anorgan donor when you die.

Transition: I’ll begin by telling you aboutthe need for organ donors.

I.  People around the world but also right herein Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, need organ transplants and theyneed our help.

A. The problem is that there is a lack of organs and organ donors who make organtransplantation possible.

1. There is a need for many organs and tissues such as the heart, lungs, liver,kidneys, pancreas, bone, skin, heart valves, and blood vessels (Iowa StatewideOrgan Procurement Organization undated brochure).

2. A new name is added to the national waiting list every 16 minutes. That meansthat 3 people will be added to the list during the time we are in class today.

Transition:I’m sure that you can see the need for people likeyou to donate your organs. The majority of this class has already said theywould like to donate their organs when they die. But you might be asking, well,how can I make sure my organs are donated after I die? Let me tell you.

II. This is how you go about making sure your organs are donated.

A. Talk withyour family about your decision. They will be involved in the donationarrangements when you die. If they do not know your wishes of becoming a donor,your wishes may never be carried out.

B. Mark yourdriver’s license so that your license indicates your intent to donate. Eachstatevaries. 

1.  Fill out, sign and carry a uniform donor’s card with you.

2.   This donor card says  what organs you wish to have donated andalso has places for your family members to sign as witnesses after you havediscussed your decision with them (Gundersen Lutheran Hospital [LaCrosse, WI]undated brochure).

Transition:You can see that it isn’t difficult to be an organdonor. Now let’s look at what may happen if you choose to donate your organsand what may happen if you choose not to.

III. Organdonation benefits both the donor’s family and the recipients.

A. If you dodonate your organs, your family and the people who receive your organs mightbenefit in a similar way like this family. A seventeen year old died of headinjuries in a car accident. His mom decided to donate his organs. His heartwent to a prison chaplain, his kidneys went to a mother of 5 children and aVietnam vet. The Vietnam vet is “energetic” and finally is gettinghis college degree. The teenager gave life to others and his family feels asense of satisfaction and comfort that other lives have been touched by his (Universityof Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics 1991 brochure).

B. Theproblem arises when you are thinking about becoming a donor but never doanything about it. Then, no one knows your wishes and your organs will not bedonated. The consequences of this are more people waiting for organs and therewill still be an incredible shortage of available organs.

Transition: As you can easily see, donating yourorgans can be one of the most important decisions you ever make and also thegreatest gift you could ever give.

I’ve toldyou about the need for organ donors in our area, how you can become an organdonor after you die, and finally, how your family and organ recipients benefitfrom your donation. You become a donor by talking to your family and makingsure they know you want to be a donor, fill out and sign a donor’s card, andindicate your wishes on your driver’s license.

Connect back with the Audience: What if the personwaiting on the list needing an organ transplant was someone you loved? Imagineif you had a brother or sister who had unexpectedly died and you were able tomeet the person who received their heart, for example. Think of thesatisfaction and possible comfort knowing that your brother or sister providedlife for somebody else.

Clincher/Call-to Action: I’m going to leaveyou with a short message from Michael Jordan who is a sponsor for the Iowa LifeGift Coalition on Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness and appears in their 1996brochure. “Please make the decision to become an organ and tissue donor. Remember:Share your life. Share your decision.”

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