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Armando Gomez-Farias M. Ramirez ENG 1301 01 Oct. 2009 Jornal 3 Effective Persuasion Heloisa Sabin is a director of the Americans for Medical Progress in Virginia. After her husband, Albert Sabin, who discovered the oral vaccine for polio, died, she wrote an article that appeared in The Wall Street Journal in 1995. In this article she defends the use of animals in medical research. She establishes the dramatic difference in scenarios before and after the discovery of the vaccine for polio. She provides data of the number of deaths and the year the deaths occurred to illustrate the history of elimination of polio. Sabin’s careful choice of dramatic words and the data she uses as evidence helps her effectively persuade her position in supporting animal testing for medical research. Sabin helps us understand the horrors of the disease that took place in the early fifties. She describes, “The very words infantile paralysis and poliomyelitis struck great fear in young parents that the disease would snatch their children as they slept” (Sabin
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