Paramedical Claim Definition Argumentative Essay


Starting Sentence Option 1: Stem cell research has been around for years, but it has always been controversial. This type of research is [dangerous/invaluable] to mankind, because [reasons]. [thesis statement.

Starting Sentence Option 2: Helping people walk again and recover from deadly diseases sounds like a miracle, but is it worth the cost? The answer is [yes/no]. That’s because [thesis].

  • Stem cell research has done amazing things and it is still only in the beginning stages.
  • If scientists can perfect the use of stem cells, even those with paralysis and horrible diseases will be cured.
  • We owe it to mankind to take reasonable measures to find ways to extend life and improve the quality of life.
  • Improving lives outside of the womb is what we need to focus on.
  • Since stem cell research often uses embryos and must destroy them, it is a science based on murder.
  • Even if stem cell research goes forward, it will only be available to the rich and elite, leaving the poor to die painfully.
  • The entire concept of stem cell research pits life before birth against life after birth.
  • This type of science is messing with nature and that is never a good idea.

Stem Cell Research

National Institutes of Health

Science Direct

Second Claim Paragraph


Another reason abortion [should/should not] be legal is [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim for or against the legality of abortion.]



Another reason abortion [is/is not] [moral/ethical] is [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim about the moral or ethical status of abortion.]




  • Abortion is a fundamental right guaranteed by the constitution (Roe vs. Wade)
  • Abortion is a women's right to make decisions about her own body
  • Abortion is not painful to the fetus
  • Abortion, when legal, is safer
  • Abortion can be a good financial decision



  • Abortion is wrong because it is equivalent to the murder of a human being
  • Life begins at conception, so fetuses have human rights
  • Abortion is painful to the fetus
  • Abortions can cause psychological trauma
  • Abortion can cause major medical problems for the mother



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