Abortion, Infanticide, Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide or Stem Cell Research.
According to the official rules: "The speech should address one of these topics directly."
The first step in writing a good speech is finding a suitable topic that is neither too narrow nor too broad for your allotted time. It is often helpful to start with a question you would like to answer.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Can children in the womb feel pain? How is that relevant to abortion?
What does it mean to be pro-life? (While this question could include each of the four topics allowed in the contest, the speech should focus primarily on one: 1. Abortion, 2. Euthanasia/Doctor Prescribed Suicide, 3. Infanticide, 4. Bioethics & Stem Cell Research involving preborn children in the embryo or fetal stages of development.)
When does life begin? How can we know the embryo and fetus are living, human beings?
Love both mother and child
What are the dangers and risks associated with abortion?
Abortion affects more than just mother and child
Response to various "justifications" of abortion?
How did abortion become legal and how can that change?
What is being done to provide vehicles of healing for women and men who have been involved in abortion.
Why do pro-life groups primarily focus on abortion and doctor-prescribed suicide?
What do pro-life groups or individuals do to help prevent abortion?
EUTHANASIA/DOCTOR PRESCRIBED SUICIDE:
Who is vulnerable to Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide?
What is the difference between the terms Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide or Doctor Prescribed Suicide? What are the moral ramifications of each?
When does life end?
Who is pushing for assisted suicide; what are their motives (evaluate the morality of these); what gains have they made?
Does infanticide happen legally in the United States? What are some examples of it happening, illegally or without legal consequence?
What laws or lax enforcement enable infanticide to occur in the United States? Or around the world?
What forms does infanticide take at the present time? Compare to other practices of infanticide throughout history.
STEM CELL RESEARCH (INCLUDING BIOETHTCS ISSUES, ILLEGAL TRADE IN EMBRYONIC OR FETAL ORGANS)
The David Deleiden Case
When does human life begin? How can we prove the embryo is both human and alive?
What are alternatives to embryonic stem cell research? If those "alternatives" are more promising than embryonic research, why are they not promoted by the main stream media, medical groups and politicians?
Evaluate the morality of various types of stem cell research
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