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I'm debating about "Is abortion the right thing to do or not?" and i'm on pro life side.

       I believe that all human have the right to live.
I definetly reject the idea of killing a babys' life. God gave us the right to live in this land and we should protect all human life that God gives. I believe that the life of the baby begins when they are about 3 days old.
      I believe that abortion is murdering. Even though it is not a full grown child, it still has life and i believe that noone has the right to take away one's life except god.
Abortion is murder and it is very immoral for the society.
      Some pro-choice people says that the "thing" is not alive. But the scientist and the world proved that the baby is alive and it's human. Even the mother of the child doesn't have the right to abort a baby because the baby is not a "thing" but a human.
      Besides harming the infant, abortion has also been proven to inflict psychological damage to the mothers. Many women who undergo abortions share the common sensation of "something missing in their lives." I believe that abortion is wrong because it affects the mother and the infant.
      Some pro abortion people say that the abortion is a constitutional right and part of womens' right. But in the constitition, there isn't anything mentioned about abortion.
There are alot of ways to prevent abortion. we have drugs to prevent abortion and some pro abortion people say that woman should do abortion if they get raped. I believe that we can prevent women from getting pregnant with medical treatment and people shouldn't worry about abortion anymore. It has been proved that abortion occured because of raping is lower than 2%. So why do abortion when you can prevent it from the beginning and we should never murder another infant.

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I'm writing about the metro section of the washingtonpost.
Since the metro section is about local news, I don't have a specific story to follow up on. I have an article from the washintonpost metro section. The article was wrote this sunday by christina A. samuels. The title of the article is "Hundreds Watch B-52 Bomber Roar Over Arlington Cemetery."  Far from causing alarm, the flight of a B-52 bomber over Arlington National cemetery on saturday, turned into a public memerial observance as hundreds of people stopped their cars or sat on the grass out side the cemetery to watch.The bomber flew to remember the day when America got attacked.  As the bomber flew toward the cemetery about 3:25 PM, it tipped its wings slightly toward the crowd, seeming to acknowledge the spectators who had gathered to take pictures. "I'm feeling so patriotic right now" said charlie Blaschke, who drove from Fairfax City with his wife, Barbara. "It's something you don't get to see very often," Barbara Blaschke said. "I think this whole thing has kind of left a hole in everybody's heart." Alot of other people came to arlington to see the ceremony.
It was a patriotic moment for everyone who came to take pictures of the bomber and Curt Young said, "I think people are pulling together too closely after this,"  

  Since the article that I chose was too short, I picked another article to write about. The article is from tuesday, October 16 th.
It's about the economic decline in Maryland and virginia.

Maryland and Virginia officials said that yesterday, the tax revenue has declined significantly in recent months, and they warned that further economic damage caused by the September 11 th terrorist attacks will threaten to stall a popular tax cut in Virginia.

Virginia released figures yesterday that the revenue was almost 10 percent off the pace they needed to maintain a balanced budget, and key state lawmakers said it may be impossible to complete the scheduled phaseout of the car tax.

Officials in Maryland,now say tax revenue has fallen rapidly below expections. Through the end of August, tax revenue was $83.8 million below projections.
"it's going to look worse," said Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman, chair woman of the Budget and Taxation Committee. "We're going to have to be porudent, because I think we're going to see huge contractions. The third and fourth quaters are going to be trouble. To be prudent, the governor needs to contract the budget. If you wait too long, it'll be painful." said Barbara.

Many states are suffering serious financial problems. And those that rely on travel and tourism were severely affected after september 11 th terrorist attacks. "For the most part, this is a national phenomenon," said Scott Pattison, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers, "and it seems to be getting worse and worse."pattison said.

The virginia tax collections were down 8.4 percent last month, the effects of limited operations at Reagan National Airport and the massive deployments from military bases in Hampton Roads affect revenue, state officials said yesterday.
"there's no way that a budget can be fashioned to go to 100 percent" of the car-tax repeal, Callahan said.

David B. Botkins, a spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark L. Earley, said Earley remains steady. In his plan to complete the repeal of the car tax next year.
Democrat Mark R. Warner has said that he would finish the repeal by the end of four years as governor. He said in a statement the "the people of virginia deserve to know the administration's strategy for balancing the budget."

The attacks cause the loss of 2,000 jobs in and around National Airport and the loss of $330 milion in direct economic activity, said Gilmore's finance secretary, John W. Forbes.
House Republicans, who were Gilmore's staunchest allies in the push to get the car-tax repeal on schedule earlier this year, expressed deep reservations about the final phase of the five- year repeal program.

Six weeks ago, Governor. Parris N. Glendening announced a $100 million surplus for the close of the las fiscal year, holding out Maryland as a happy exception to the growing list of states mired in money problems.  Now, for the first time in recent memory, lawmakers are bracing for cuts to the state's $21 billion budget and expressing deep worries about the future.

Glendening plans to announce the costs of troops and increased security because of the September 11 th attacks, as well as lost revenue from the temporary closing of Baltimore Washington International Airport. The unimployment applications had increased 21 percent in the three weeks after the attacks.

Legislative leaders expect the shortfall to increase, potentially reaching hundreds of milions of dollars before the budget year ends. "it's obviously goig to have an effect on plans for next year," said one key law maker. "For the las six or seven years, we've been in a terrific position to make investments in the future. Those opportunites to invest are going to be curtailed." said one of the law makers.
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