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Stating your case

Have a look again at the final two sentences of the sample introduction to the Judith Jarvis Thomson essay. In these sentences the student indicates clearly what his case will be.

Sample introduction

[5] In this essay, I will show that Thomson's argument is certainly a major issue in the abortion debate, but that the issue must also take in the right to choose the death of the foetus. [6] I will also argue that these considerations, whilst important are outweighed by another issue - that of the choice of whether to accept the role of mother.

Write down the expressions that are used in each sentence to signal the two parts of the student's case.

1. Sentence 5
2. Sentence 6


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