Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Activity
In her essay “Morning-After Pill a Boon for Women”, Deborah Nucatola, a physician and a senior director for Planned Parenthood, asserts that “The use of reliable birth control is the best way to prevent unintended pregnancy, but the fact is that unprotected sex does occur and sometimes birth control methods do fail. A condom could break, a woman could forget to take a pill, or nonconsensual sex could occur.” (160-161)
To help strengthen her argument, Deborah Nucatola,, a physician and a senior director for Planned Parenthood, reminds readers that the more widely accepted forms of birth control aren’t foolproof, people will get caught up in the moment, and that sometimes people are forced into having sex. (160-161)
In the essay “Morning-After Pill a Boon for Women”, Deborah Nucatola, a physician and a senior director for Planned Parenthood, speaks candidly about the importance of a judge’s decision to make over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, an emergency contraceptive, legal. In her eyes this decision was important for quite a few reasons, with the most important being that emergency contraception works best when used as quickly as possible. She backs up her claim by first explaining how the pill works. Next, she talks about the safety of the pill. She does so by explaining that the pill his been around for decades and that multiple studies have been conducted. And for her conclusion, she lists reasons as to why women need easy access to an emergency contraceptive.
Nucatola, Deborah. “Morning-After Pill a Boon for Women.” CNN, Cable News Network, 10 Apr. 2013: N. Pag. Rpt. in Elements of Argument: A Text and Reader, 11th ed., Annette T. Rottenberg and Donna Haisty Winchell, Boston: Bedford, 2015, pp. 160-161